A blast took place near the gates of Kabul airport amid ongoing evacuation of thousands of people. Presumably, it was an act of terrorism fulfilled by a suicide bomber, according to local reports.
Turkish Defense Ministry reported that there was another, second, explosion near Kabul airport.
Video of another blast outside Kabul airport— Frontalforce (@FrontalForce)
pic.twitter.com/Zc9PgyFweZ August 26, 2021
An ISIS* suicide bomber was responsible for the blast, a US official and a person familiar with the situation told
| NEW: People being taken to hospital after the Kabul explosion— News For All (@NewsForAllUK)
pic.twitter.com/HvxLb65qQT August 26, 2021
According to the Sky News correspondent, Sally Lockwood, the blast happened near the Baron hotel, where a massive group of people, including British troops and journalists have been staying.
Minutes later, British officials reported that British people weren't injured or killed of the explosion.
A Taliban security source said that 13 people were killed, including children and foreigners.
The White House said that Joe Biden has been informed on the explosion.
The warnings regarding possible threat came from the US embassy in Afghanistan earlier in the day, asking Americans to prevent approaching the territory of Kabul airport due to poor safety conditions.
Security Alert - Embassy Kabul: U.S. citizens who are at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate at Kabul airport should leave immediately because of security threats outside the gates.— Travis Akers (@travisakers)
https://t.co/CYzMDU7OfS pic.twitter.com/ns5idkrFMk August 25, 2021
*ISIS is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries