President Joe Biden addressed the nation Thursday after the deadliest day in Afghanistan in a decade; CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports.
Emergency vehicles could be seen racing to the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport, as multiple explosions hit the Afghan capital of Kabul. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby tweeted that the explosion “was the result of a complex attack that resulted in a number of US & civilian casualties.” Earlier this week, US officials spoke of the threat posed by the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, known as ISIS Khorasan, or ISIS-K.
There were at least two explosions near Kabul’s airport amid a huge and chaotic evacuation effort from Afghanistan. At least 13 were killed in the explosions. The attack was carried out by an ISIS bomber. US troops were also wounded in the blasts. Watch this report to know more. Former Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said that my prayers are with the victims.