Taliban ‘strongly condemn’ terror attacks on Kabul airport


At least two bombs have been set off in terrorist attacks at the airport in Kabul (Pictures: EPA/Sky News/Getty Images)

The Taliban has condemned the two terrorist attacks in Kabul which have killed dozens of people, including children and US military.

A bomb exploded at Abbey Gate, just outside Hamid Karzai International Airport, and then another went off at the nearby Baron Hotel before a third was set off.

Now, the Taliban have spoken out against the violence.

The radical religious group’s international media spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, tweeted: ‘The Islamic Emirate strongly condemns the bombing of civilians at Kabul airport, which took place in an area where US forces are responsible for security.

‘The Islamic Emirate is paying close attention to the security and protection of its people, and evil circles will be strictly stopped.’

Today’s terrorism is believed to have been carried out by suicide bombers.

The US official has said the Islamic State group is ‘definitely believed’ to be the ones responsible.

Children and twelve US military personnel are included in the death toll, which is believed to be at least 60.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Medical staff bring an injured man to a hospital in an ambulance after two powerful explosions, which killed at least six people, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

At least 60 people have been wounded in the terror attacks (Picture: Getty Images)
Boris Johnson has said the UK will continue with its evacuation plan (Picture: EPA)
Many of those wounded or killed are Afghan civilians (Picture: Twitter/@awvais)

Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Dr Abdullah Abdullah said earlier: ‘I strongly condemn the terrorist attack at Kabul Airport which killed and wounded a large number of the civilians.

‘My thought and prayers are with the victims and their families at this difficult time.’

Boris Johnson has promised the UK’s evacuation efforts will continue despite the ‘barbaric’ terrorism around the airport.

The Prime Minister spoke after Government today held an emergency Cobra meeting decided it was possible for the military to go forward with helping people escape Afghanistan.

It comes after Mr Johnson said yesterday that G7 countries would make it a ‘condition’ that people will have safe passage out of Afghanistan after the Taliban’s deadline – August 31.

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