AFGHANISTAN: At least 72 dead bodies have been counted as people who have been killed in the two explosions outside Kabul airport.
A survivor of the attack narrated the incident to Reuters and said that a powerful explosion occurred near airport’s Abbey Gate, at around 5 p.m.
“As soon as the explosion took place I thought my eardrums were blasted and I lost my hearing sense,”, he stated.
“I saw bodies and body parts flying in the air like a tornado taking plastic bags … into the air. I saw bodies, body parts, elderly and injured men, women and children scattered in the blast site.
“It is not possible to experience the ‘last day’ in this life, but I experienced, I witnessed it with my own eyes.”
“ There was no one to carry out rescue operation,to move the bodies and the wounded people to the hospital or take them out of sight of the public,” the survivor stated.
“Dead bodies and wounded were lying amid the roads and in the sewage canal”
He further stated, “Physically, I am fine but It would be difficult to recover from the mental wound and the shock I got from the blast.”
Last night, 60 deaths were confirmed with hundred of people getting injured as two deadly explosions targeted Kabul airport amid chaotic evacuation.
According to media reports, 10 US troops were among those who were killed on Thursday. The bomb blasts came hours after warnings of an attack by ISIS.
Earlier, the militant group had warned the Taliban of carrying out a terror attack on Kabul airport.
However, the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has denied the news of attack.
“It’s not correct,” he wrote in a text message when asked about the warnings. He further did not elaborate.
The blasts were believed to be the results of suicide attack whose main target was Abbey Gate area – where US troops are stationed to facilitate the evacuation process.