ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul airport suicide bomb attacks which killed at least 60
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Kabul airport suicide bomb attacks which killed at least 60 people today.
The terror group released a picture of one of the suicide bombers, identified as Abdul Rehman Al-Loghri.
Twelve US troops are among 60 people killed and 140 injured in the attacks.
Two explosions rocked the airport in Afghanistan just hours before the evacuation deadline.
Thousands of people have gathered at the airport over the past 12 days hoping to be evacuated after the Taliban seized power.
A senior Afghan health official told the BBC that at least 60 people had been killed and 140 others hurt.
At least 12 US service members were killed in the bombings, including 11 Marines and one Navy medic, while 15 were injured, the Pentagon said.
A third blast was reportedly heard at the airport hours after the earlier two.
The blast carnage at the airport comes as…
- Hours before UK and US governments warned Kabul Airport faced ‘imminent, highly lethal’ attack
- Desperate Afghans were told ‘forget airport and run for border’ to flee from Taliban
- Ex-Marine Pen Farthing and his 200 animals were blocked from airport by Taliban
- Taliban took a US Black Hawk helicopter for joy ride after seizing 200,000 firearms
A US official confirmed the first blast was caused by a suicide bomb, with initial reports suggesting the second explosion was a car bomb.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said one explosion occurred near buses lined up outside Abbey Gate and the other close to the nearby Baron Hotel.
A source told Fox News that the attacks in Kabul may be an "ongoing event" – with more violence to come.
One of the bombers reportedly hit people standing in a wastewater canal – sending bodies flying into the water.
People waiting desperately for a space on a flight out of Afghanistan were seen carrying those who had been wounded to ambulances, their clothes covered in blood.
Bloodied survivors were raced from the scene in wheelbarrows, according to local TV news channels.
Shocking footage showed desperate loved ones searching through dozens of bodies in a sewage canal on the outskirts of the airport.
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