In Afghanistan, the death toll from two consecutive explosions outside Kabul airport has risen to more than 100 killed and 150 injured.
Indeed, US officials confirmed that among those killed were 13 US soldiers. Taliban sources said the total death toll was over 100.
Note that Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the explosions occurred in areas controlled by US soldiers.
The explosions occurred inside a crowd of Afghans near the Abbey Gate area trying to leave the country, US Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said.
“We can confirm that the explosion at Abbey Gate was the result of a complex attack which left a number of American and civilian casualties. We can also confirm at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel in a short distance from Abbey Gate. We will continue to update, “Kirby said.
At least 52 people were injured in the blast near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from Abbey Gate at Kabul airport, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, adding that two blasts occurred. in the region and that the other explosion also claimed victims, but the number is not yet clear.
In conclusion, the United Nations Security Council approved a statement condemning the August 26 terrorist attacks in Kabul and calling for the responsibility of the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of the terrorist attack, according to a statement released on Friday to the UN.
The members of the Council affirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations represents one of the most serious threats to international peace and stability. “Deliberately targeting civilians and personnel assisting in the evacuation of civilians is particularly heinous and must be condemned,” the council said, stressing the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors accountable.