The Taliban are furious over two suicide attacks outside Kabul airport. The Taliban condemned the attack, saying the blast took place in an area controlled by US forces. The Taliban has also announced to increase the security of the entire region. So far 13 people have been confirmed dead in this attack, while more than 52 people are said to be seriously injured. Four Marine soldiers of the US Army have also been confirmed dead in the attack.
Taliban said – the incident happened in the area of the US Army
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said his organization strongly condemned Thursday’s attack and was paying close attention to security. He also said that the responsibility of protecting the area where the attack took place was in the hands of the US military. He did not say whether Taliban fighters were also killed.
Taliban confirms 13 deaths
At the same time, another Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said that I confirm that there have been two explosions among people in the area managed by US forces. Initial reports said 13 people have been killed and 52 injured. We strongly condemn this gruesome incident and will take all possible steps to bring the guilty to justice.
Four terrorists were caught after Kabul airport
A few days ago, the Taliban had caught four ISIS terrorists from outside the Kabul airport. These terrorists were doing recce of the areas around the airport. Meanwhile, US intelligence agencies had given strong information that ISIS terrorists can attack outside the airport at any time. The White House had also said that the more days American soldiers stayed at Kabul Airport, the greater the risk of attack on them.
ISIS show of strength
A day earlier, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that Islamic State had been wiped out from Afghan soil. The Taliban has clearly stated that it will not allow Islamic State to spread its foothold in its country. In such a situation, it is believed that ISIS has tried to send a message with today’s attack that it is still a great force on Afghan soil.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid