Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Foreign

‘ISIS suicide bomb’ kills 13 to 25 at Kabul airport: TWO blasts and gunfire rip through crowds

At least 13 people including children have been killed in two separate explosions near Kabul airport, while three US soldiers have been wounded, just hours after warnings of an ‘imminent’ and ‘lethal’ ISIS terror attack.

The first blast was caused by a suicide bomber outside the Barons Hotel where British troops and journalists have been staying, which was followed by gunfire and mass panic before a second explosion from a car bomb ripped through a crowd of Afghans gathered at the Abbey gate of the Hamid Karzai airport.

Images from the scene show scores of bodies piled up on the streets and bloodied people being carried away in wheelbarrows, with one emergency hospital treating 60 wounded people after six died on their way there.

An Afghan man queueing to enter the airport said the explosion hit the middle of a crowd of thousands, and he saw many injured and maimed people near where US troops were stationed.

An Afghan translator named Carl who witnessed the attacks said a baby girl died in his arms after trying to save her when spotting her on the ground.

A US official said ISIS-K, a splinter of the terror group who are the sworn enemy of the Taliban, are ‘definitely believed’ to have carried out the attack.

Many had feared an attack could derail the evacuations, with the airport a likely target with crowds rushing to escape and many Western troops stationed at the transport hub.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

World

For Harry, returning to London to attend Prince Philip’s funeral last month meant once more facing a place where he felt trapped and hunted...

Sticky Post

Many Muslims all over Northern Nigeria have written to condemn Sheikh Abubakar Salihu Zaria for his fiery and inciting sermon of wihch he was...

Around The States

A group with the name Concerned Citizens of Askira Uba have written to NEWISSUES magazine to express their concerns over the arrangement to site...

Sticky Post

… Says Shooter in Police Net Amid Ongoing Probe… Pastor says He has Monitored Zulum’s Concern By Aisha Idowu Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum,...

Around The States

The Benue State government have penned down a response to the Buhari administration, outrightly acussing the federal government under Buhari of complicity in the...

Sticky Post

A lot of President Buhari die hard supporters in his stronghold of Muslim North have expressed shock and disappointment over the ostentatious display of...

Sticky Post

Nigerians on social media have expressed displeasure over the arrest and handing over of six people to the Nigerian secret police because they wore...

Sticky Post

Federal authorities in the U.S. have been investigating Mr Abbas and his co-conspirators after their syndicate was busted in Dubai, New York and other...

Sticky Post

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, in an interview with BBC Hausa has reiterated that bandits must be hunted down by security...

Crime/Corruption

Two Fulani herdsmen who were camped in a farm in Mangu Local Government of Plateau State have been tracked down and killed. They were...

Sticky Post

Bandits have attacked the permanent site of the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State, killing two officers and abducting one other officer. Although the...

Sticky Post

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali, has ordered an internal investigation into the allegation against DCP Abba Kyari. In the press release...