October 25, 2021, 10:25 am
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Blast outside Kabul airport amid evacuations; at least 13 killed, says Taliban official

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According to a Taliban official, at least 13 people, including children, were killed in what is suspected to be a suicide attack. A blast occurred outside the Hamid Karzai International airport in Kabul on August 26, confirmed Pentagon, the headquarters of United States Department of Defense.

 

The number of casualties were unclear by the time preliminary information was received, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said.

 

The Kabul airport has witnessed chaotic scenes since August 15, as thousands have been queuing up to leave since the takeover of Afghanistan by the insurgent group Taliban.