The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the double attack that caused at least 60 deaths near the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the double attack that caused at least 60 deaths in the vicinity of the airport in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, according to a message broadcast by the extremist militia channel on Telegram.
The ISIS branch in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack and said that a suicide bomber, whom they identified, detonated an explosive vest between the Afghans and the US forces.
This coincides with what was reported by General Kenneth F. McKenzie, head of the United States Central Command, who blamed the extremist militia for the attack in which 12 American soldiers died and 15 others were wounded.
“We are saddened by this loss of life and despite these attacks we are going to continue with our mission,” said the military chief in reference to the evacuation of “around a thousand Americans” that Washington still estimates to be in the country before August 31, maximum date imposed by the White House for the definitive withdrawal from the country.
Two suicide bombers with explosives and men armed with rifles attacked a crowd at the entrance to the Kabul airport, in the last days of the huge airlift that has attracted thousands of people who want to leave Afghanistan after the takeover of the country by the Taliban.
The attacks came hours after several Western countries warned of imminent attacks at the international airport in the Afghan capital by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), which in Afghanistan has been nurtured by former Taliban with an even more extremist vision of Islam. than the official of the Afghan movement.
Unidentified US officials quoted by various media outlets in the country said the attacks were the work of the Afghan affiliate of IS, but hours after the blasts, no formal claim by the group was yet known. popular.com.ar