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Blast in Kabul | Massive Explosion Near Kabul Airport Days After Twin Bombings, Reports Claim 6 Dead

Days after twin suicide bombings hit Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai Airport, killing hundreds of civilians, another explosion was reported in Kabul on Sunday

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Days after twin suicide bombings rocked Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday killing hundreds of civilians, another massive explosion hit Kabul on Sunday afternoon. According to local reports, a loud explosion was heard in the capital city, likely caused by a rocket attack. 

An Afghan police chief said the rocket struck a neighborhood northwest of Kabul's international airport amid the US evacuation there, killing a child.  Rashid, the Kabul police chief said the rocket struck a residential house in the Gulai area of ​​Khajeh Baghra, in the 11th security district. 

Russia claims six people have died in the 'drone strike', allegedly carried out by the United States to target suicide bombers, who were headed to the Kabul airport, where evacuations are underway. The US has also confirmed the attack, aimed at suspected ISIS-K terrorists in Kabul.

Notably, US President Joe Biden had earlier warned of a bomb blast in Afghanistan. The US Embassy noted a 'specific and credible threat' to its citizens in the vicinity of Kabul airport, asking them to leave the Kabul airport area immediately.

Kabul airport twin blasts

Sunday's explosion comes just days after the twin suicide blasts that took place at the Kabul airport on August 26, killing at least 169 Afghans and 13 US service members who were involved in the evacuation operations at Kabul's Hamid Karzai Airport. In retaliation, the US military struck back against the ISIS-K and conducted drone strikes in the aftermath of the devastating blasts. 

The US has claimed to have eliminated the ISIS-K 'mastermind' who was involved in planning the attacks against the US in Kabul in the strike.

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