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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombings in Kabul

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The terror group ISIS-K have claimed responsibility for the deadly double attack in Kabul Afghanistan, the group’s Amaq News Agency said on its Telegram channel.
At least sixty Afghans and twelve US servicemen have been killed in a suicide bombing carried out by ISIS at the Kabul airport, US officials confirmed Thursday night.
Secretary-General António Guterres condemned on Thursday the terror attacks around Kabul airport in Afghanistan and expressed his support for both the injured and the families of those who have been killed.
CENTCOM Chief Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. said that while saddened by the deaths, the US will continue conducting evacuations from Kabul. “ISIS will not deter the US from carrying out the mission.”
He estimated that some 1,000 Americans are still in Afghanistan.
Furthermore, McKenzie expressed that he expects ISIS attacks to continue.
An emergency airport in Kabul has confirmed that approximately 60 people were wounded in the blast, and six died on the way to hospital.
A UK defense source confirmed there were two explosions at the airport, one next to the Baron Hotel, and the second by Abbey Gate. No UK military casualties were reported, according to an initial assessment
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