August 27, 2021

Pentagon says threat persists after suicide bombings at Kabul airport

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: WION

Pentagon has said that the threat persists after ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the deadly double attack at Kabul airport.

An attack in Kabul claimed by Islamic State killed 12 US troops on Thursday and wounded 15 others, a top US general said, adding US forces were prepared for more attacks even as the evacuation continued.

At least two explosions tore through crowds that have thronged the Kabul airport gates desperate to leave Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power almost two weeks ago ahead of President Joe Biden's August 31 deadline to pull out US troops.

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Authors

  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as President of CNAS from 2012-19 and as Senior Advisor and Senior ...