US, NEW YORK (ORDO NEWS) — The bombings near the airport in Kabul killed 12 US military personnel, the Pentagon said.
In addition, about 60 Afghans died and more than 150 people were injured.
The American military department is confident that IS is behind the attacks *. The US is preparing for new attacks in the area.
“We are doing everything we can to be prepared for them, including contacts with the Taliban, who actually provide an external security cordon around the airport,” said Pentagon spokesman General Kenneth McKenzie.
At the same time, the United States does not plan to send new forces here, and the main goal of Washington remains the evacuation of the contingent. More than 104 thousand people left the country, another five thousand remain at the airport in the capital of Afghanistan.
Earlier in this area, there were three explosions, one of them was near the Baron Hotel, where, according to media reports, foreigners, including citizens of Great Britain and the United States , gathered. It was arranged by a suicide bomber, then a car bomb exploded. Details of the third incident have not yet been reported. There were no Russians at the time of the explosion at the airport, they said on Smolenskaya Square.
Against the background of the withdrawal of the American contingent, the Taliban launched an offensive and captured all major cities, declaring the end of the twenty-year war. Now the question of the mechanism of state governance is being resolved. As a source close to the new authorities told reporters, this will be a council of 12 people.
The only hotbed of resistance to the Taliban remains the Panjshir province, where the troops led by Ahmad Massoud are located.
The evacuation of foreigners and local residents who cooperated with them continues through the airport of the Afghan capital. In the early days, due to the crush, panic and warning fire, several people died, some crashed, having fallen from aircraft that had already taken off.
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