At least 110 deaths have been confirmed with hundreds of people getting injured as two suicide bombers targeted Kabul airport on Thursday amid chaotic evacuation.
Reacting to the developments, the president of United States Joe Biden has pledged to take revenge of the attacks. “We will hunt you down and make you pay. I will defend our interests in our people with every measure at my command,” he said.
13 US soldiers and 28 members of Taliban were among those who were killed on Thursday. ISIL (ISIS) has claimed the responsibility of the attacks, targeting the “facilitators of American army”.
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.
The blasts were the results of suicide attack whose main target was Abbey Gate area – where US troops are stationed to facilitate the evacuation process.
While condemning the suicide attacks, the Taliban officials said that the security of the airport was the responsibility of the US, although they have formed a committee to investigate the airport carnage. The group further said that the new regime would control the ongoing security crisis.
A Taliban official told media that there was no need to extend the August 31 deadline for foreign forces to leave the country. “We have lost more people than the Americans,” he emphasised.
Meanwhile, NATO has expressed concerns over the release of thousands of prisoners from Afghan jails which could be one of the reasons of the such attacks and the future assaults carried out by militants.
The prisoners were released as the Taliban took over Kabul, reclaiming their regime after 20 years of war and conflict.