Taliban blame attack at Kabul airport


A group of Taliban terrorists accused the bombing of a US-owned airport in Kabul on Thursday.

“The Islamic Emirate has strongly condemned the bombing of civilians at Kabul Airport in areas where U.S. forces are responsible for security,” Taliban spokesman Zabifra Mujahid said in a statement. Said.

“The Islamic Emirate is paying close attention to the security and protection of its people, and the vicious circle will be severely thwarted,” he added.

Earlier Thursday, many people, including Americans, were killed and injured in at least two bombings outside Hamid Karzai International Airport.

After the Taliban routed the US-backed Afghan government, US troops dominated the airport for about two weeks with the help of soldiers from various allies, facilitating evacuation.

No one claims responsibility for the attack. However, officials from several countries have warned of possible attacks by ISIS-K, an affiliate of the ISIS terrorist group.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave a briefing in Washington on Tuesday.

The Taliban and ISIS have historically been in conflict.

The United States relied on the Taliban to control the situation outside the airport, and top US lawmakers said the attack indicated they had failed.

Senator Robert Menendez (DN.J.) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said: Thursday.

“We must immediately hold the Taliban accountable,” added President Joe Biden, Congressman Mark Greene (Republican).

“We have revealed to the Taliban last week that attacks on our troops and interruptions in operations at the airport will be met with a swift and powerful response,” Biden said last week.

The White House has canceled or postponed numerous briefings and meetings after the bombing and said almost nothing but telling Biden that they had been briefed about them.

Military officials confirmed the explosion, but said they were collecting details such as the number of injured and murderers.

Other lawmakers were keen to blame ISIS.

“It needs to be clear enough that such an attack by ISIS-K will be completely destroyed with swift and brutal force,” Biden said on Twitter. “Otherwise, ISIS would be bold and the lives of Americans would be further lost.”

Zachary Stieber

Zachary Stieber covers US news, including politics and proceedings. He started in The Epoch Times as a metro reporter for New York City.

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