KABUL: Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Friday said the blasts, that claimed 85 lives, took place in an area where security was the responsibility of US forces. Taliban were not responsible for security of Kabul airport.
Zabihullah Mujahid condemned the blast and said that they were paying full attention to the security of their people and the miscreants would be dealt with full force. The last blast was controlled as it was occurred by the US military while destroying its ammunition, he said.
A question arises here that if security of Kabul airport was not in Taliban’s hands, then why has the US not accepted its negligence yet?.
The Pentagon has confirmed that 13 US soldiers were killed in the Kabul bombings. US Central Command General McKenzie has said that ISIS attacks were likely to continue. He said 1,000 troops were still in Afghanistan and the withdrawal process would continue. The United Kingdom also said that it would continue to evacuate even after the bombing.
The French president said talks were underway with the Taliban to transport French and Afghan nationals on 20 buses to the airport. The last French plane would leave Kabul airport on August 27, he added.
The German chancellor said that those who remained in Kabul had not been forgotten, efforts were being made to evacuate them and talks with the Taliban were underway in this regard.
Talking to host Arshad Sharif, during his programme Power Play, ARY Reporter from Afghanistan Akhtar Gulfam said that not only US forces were responsible for security of Kabul airport, but they also had invited a large number of Afghans there tempting them to evacuate to America for shelter.
Videos of Afghan forces had also surfaced which showed they were throwing Afghan women in a nullah out of the Kabul airport.