Explosion, Gunfire At Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul

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An explosion has taken place at the eastern gate outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, with gunfire underway and casualties and fatalities reported to local media.

  • UPDATE Four U.S. Marines Killed in Kabul airport explosions and 3 wounded.
  • UPDATE At least 43 killed and 130 wounded in Kabul airport explosions.
  • UPDATE Second explosion hits hotel near Kabul airport where Americans gathered for rescue ops.
  • UPDATE American servicemen reportedly wounded in Kabul airport blast.
  • UPDATE Suicide blast confirmed at gate of Kabul Airport.
  • UPDATE Reports of multiple casualties including fatalities.

Pentagon confirms explosion outside Kabul airport

Earlier Thursday, a senior UK defense official warned that there was an “imminent” threat of a “severe” terrorist attack at the Kabul airport by Daesh-Khorasan, a branch of the Islamic State terrorist group.

(Source: Airlive, not edited by travelobiz staff)


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