Two blasts outside Kabul airport were reported just a few hours ago in which around 13 people have been killed and several got injured.
Only a few days after the Taliban took control over Afghanistan, thousands of people have been flocking Hamid Karzai International Airport in an attempt to flee the country while many nations are evacuating their residents using the same airport.
According to Al Jazeera, “Western nations” had already issued a security threat around the area. The Pentagon has also confirmed that two explosions have taken place.
In the aftermaths of the attacks, several ambulances and cars are coming to the Emergency Hospital. It was reported that around 60 people have reached the hospital till now and 6 out of them were pronounced dead on arrival.
It is suspected that it was a suicide attack, however, officials have not confirmed anything so far about the nature of the explosion.
In the wake of the attack, the US Embassy in Kabul has asked its residents to leave the area immediately. The French Ambassador to Afghanistan also urged Afghan people to go back home as the threat of another explosion is still there.
Many conflicting statements are being issued by US officials and news channels.
CNN quoted a US official and said that they don’t have any information so far about any US resident getting injured in the blast.
Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs in a tweet confirmed that explosions have resulted in US causalities as well.
Afghan people haven’t emerged from the trauma of the violent takeover by the Taliban and were fearing that their lives will become more difficult. This blast only made the situation worse and raised serious questions about the fate of the country.
The humanitarian crisis in the country is already mounting as the World Food Programme said that 14 million are already battling severe hunger. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the blast, so it is difficult to ascertain whether the Taliban’s opponents are responsible for the blast or some other factors are involved.