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'ISIS suicide bomber' kills 13 at Kabul airport: Multiple casualties - including children and three US Marines - as two explosions tear through crowd, hours after Westerners were warned to stay away

The blast was outside The Baron Hotel, at the Abbey Gate of Kabul airport. Westerners were staying in the hotel before their evacuation flights
  • WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT
  • There was an explosion at the Baron Hotel at Kabul airport shortly before 6.30pm local time Thursday 
  • Less than two hours later, a second explosion was reported nearby at the Abbey Gate 
  • At least 13 people have been killed and at least three US Marines were injured in the blasts
  • The blast came hours after officials warned of an 'imminent' bomb threat from ISIS-K
  • US troops closed airport gates on Thursday after the threat was reported while rushing to remove citizens
  • America's top diplomat in Afghanistan, Ross Wilson, claimed earlier it was still 'safe' to go to the airport 
  • Afghans are fleeing to the Pakistan border but are being stopped on the way by the Taliban or sent back 
  • Time is running out for them and for the foreign nationals still stuck in the region to escape 
  • The Pentagon has insisted it will not withdraw troops in the next 36 hours and will stay until August 31 at least
  • Canada, Britain, Holland and Poland are winding down their evacuation missions in light of the growing threat
  • There are at least 1,000 Americans in Afghanistan who the State Department have not been able to evacuate 
  • President Biden, who has refused to take responsibility for the shambolic evacuation, has been briefed on the explosion
    Wounded women arrive at a hospital for treatment after two blasts, which killed at least five and wounded a dozen, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021

    Wounded women arrive at a hospital for treatment after two blasts, which killed at least five and wounded a dozen, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021

    Medical and hospital staff bring an injured man on a stretcher for treatment after two powerful explosions, which killed at least six people, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021

    Medical and hospital staff bring an injured man on a stretcher for treatment after two powerful explosions, which killed at least six people, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021

    Injured Afghans flee Kabul airport after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive outside the Baron Hotel, killing multiple people and injuring at least three US troops

    Injured Afghans flee Kabul airport after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive outside the Baron Hotel, killing multiple people and injuring at least three US troops 

    Scenes from the ground show injured Afghans being removed in wheelchairs.
    Scenes from the ground show injured Afghans being removed in wheelchairs. Left, a view of the explosion on Thursday

    Scenes from the ground show injured Afghans being removed in wheelchairs.

    Injured Afghans flee Kabul airport on Thursday night after two explosions and gunfire ripped through crowds
    Injured Afghans flee Kabul airport on Thursday night after two explosions and gunfire ripped through crowds

    Injured Afghans flee Kabul airport on Thursday night after two explosions and gunfire ripped through crowds 

    Afghan people who want to leave the country continue to wait around Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021

    Afghan people who want to leave the country continue to wait around Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021

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