e Pentagon on Thursday confirmed two explosions near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, which have resulted in a number of U.S. and civilian casualties.
An explosion at the airport’s Abbey Gate “was the result of a complex attack that resulted in a number of U.S. and civilian casualties,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. At least one other explosion occurred near the Baron Hotel not far from the Abbey Gate, Kirby said.
We can confirm that the explosion at the Abbey Gate was the result of a complex attack that resulted in a number of US & civilian casualties. We can also confirm at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from Abbey Gate. We will continue to update.
— John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) August 26, 2021