The British media quoted Taliban sources saying that 13 people were killed and several others were injured in the blast, including children and women. At the same time, Taliban guards were also injured in the blast.
The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a U.S. military base
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed the bombings and said several US soldiers had been killed.
On the other hand, the American media says that 4 American soldiers have been killed in the blasts.
Earlier, in a statement on Twitter, John Kirby said that there was an explosion at Abigate outside Kabul Airport. John Kirby also confirmed the second blast near the Baron Hotel.
The British news agency quoted US officials as saying the bomber struck shortly afternoon.
The Taliban’s response
According to AFP, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that 52 people had been injured and 13 to 20 killed in two blasts near Kabul airport.
According to the Associated Press, Zabihullah Mujahid said that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan condemns the bombing at Kabul Airport. The security of the site of the blast was in the hands of US forces. Attention, evil circles will be strictly stopped.
It is believed that the Taliban have been in charge of security outside the city and the airport since taking control of Kabul. On the other hand, no group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast.
Where did the explosion take place?
According to unconfirmed reports, the French news agency AFP reported that the blast took place at the Abbey Gate, the main gate of Kabul Airport, where thousands of people have gathered for the past 12 days to leave the country.
Another report said the blast took place near the Baron Hotel near the gate, which was being used by Western countries for evacuation operations.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police recruiting center
Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwari tweeted that many Afghans were in the gutter adjacent to the airport at the time of the blast, wanting to have their papers checked. According to eyewitnesses, a suicide bomber killed himself. It was blown up when another bomber opened fire.
Two blasts outside Kabul airport, Turkish Defense Ministry
Meanwhile, the Turkish News Agency has quoted the Turkish Ministry of Defense claiming that two explosions took place outside Kabul Airport.
According to Turkish officials, Turkish troops at the airport were not harmed.
The incident comes as thousands of Afghans gathered at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport to flee the country.
There are also large numbers of US and British troops at the airport trying to ensure the safe evacuation of their citizens and staff.
On the other hand, the security outside the airport is in the hands of the Taliban.
US, UK and Australian citizens are advised to take precautionary measures
It should be noted that today the United States, Britain, and Australia had stopped their citizens from going to Kabul Airport.
An advisory issued by the three countries said there was a risk of a terrorist attack, so citizens should stay away from Kabul airport.
The British authorities had warned their citizens that those in the area of Kabul Airport should get out and go to a safe place. If British citizens can get out of Afghanistan by any other means, they should get out immediately.
Two days ago, US President Joe Biden also addressed the situation in Afghanistan, saying that the evacuation process must be completed soon, given the growing possibility of an ISIS attack.
“The sooner the evacuation is completed, the better. We know ISIS wants to attack Kabul airport, US and coalition forces,” he said.