Kabul Suicide Bombing Aftermath by ISIS-K

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On 26 August 2021, two suicide bombings occurred near Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attacks came hours after the United States State Department told Americans outside the airport to leave due to a terrorist threat.

At least 72 people have been killed in the attacks, including 12 U.S. servicemembers. More than 200 were injured. The attacks were carried out by ISIS-K short fot Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province.

ISIS-K is the regional affiliate of ISIS that is currently active in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It is the most extreme and violent of all the jihadist militant groups in Afghanistan.

It was set up in January 2015 at the height of IS power in Iraq and Syria, before its self-declared caliphate was defeated and dismantled by a US-led coalition.

It recruits from both Afghan and Pakistani jihadists, especially defecting members of the Afghan Taliban who don't see their own organisation as extreme enough.

More soon. Aftermath video here.
 
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