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‘Huge explosion’ reported near Kabul airport in Afghanistan

| Updated: August 30, 2021 15:25:01


The photo was captured from a video footage The photo was captured from a video footage

A huge explosion was reported from a highly congested residential area near Kabul airport in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing a child, a little after the US President Joe Biden warned against another possible attack in Kabul

The blast was heard from the Gulai area of Khajeh Baghra in the 11th security district. Unconfirmed reports also claimed that the blast might have been caused by a rocket hitting a residential house in the area, reports Hindustan Times.

Photos and videos of large plumes of smoke rising from a heavily congested residential area surfaced on social media soon after the blast took place.

Initial reports indicated that Sunday's blast was characteristically different from Thursday's blast. Thursday's blast was carried out by a suicide attacker who targeted the crowd outside the Kabul airport, while Sunday's attack, reportedly an airstrike might not have the airport as its target.

The attack was reported a day after the United States killed two ISIS-K men in an airstrike as a 'retaliation' of the deadly blast near Kabul airport of August 26 that killed over 180 and injuring several people, including US, UK and Afghan nationals.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that US military commanders have intelligence inputs of another terrorist attack at the Hamid Karzai International Airport within the next 24 to 36 hours.

 

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