An explosion took place outside of the Kabul airport in Afghanistan in a reported suicide bombing Thursday at the nearby Baron Hotel, according to multiple reports.
“We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby wrote in a Twitter post.
We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can.
— John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) August 26, 2021
Agence France-Presse tweeted that “a large explosion” had taken place outside of the airport.
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) August 26, 2021
At least three members of the U.S. military were reportedly wounded in the bombing.
BREAKING: At least 3 U.S. troops wounded in suicide bombing outside Abbey Gate at Kabul airport: U.S. officials
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) August 26, 2021
Pictures emerged on social media of those injured in the blast.
— Gareth Browne (@BrowneGareth) August 26, 2021
— Hamid Haidari (@Hamidhaideri) August 26, 2021
— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) August 26, 2021
“Explosion at Kabul airport appears to be suicide attack, three U.S. officials say,” CNN’s Josh Caplan reported.
CNN: Explosion at Kabul airport appears to be suicide attack, three U.S. officials say
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 26, 2021
Victims have already been rushed to local hospitals for treatment.
? | NEW: People being taken to hospital after the Kabul explosion
— News For All (@NewsForAllUK) August 26, 2021
CBS News went live to air coverage of the event and its aftermath.
WATCH LIVE: The Pentagon has confirmed an explosion at Kabul airport. Follow our coverage: https://t.co/iXeO5OFweG
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 26, 2021
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