Authorities and locals scrambled to treat the injured in the aftermath of two suicide explosions near the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, Thursday, August 26.
READ MORE: The Pentagon says an explosion Thursday at the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport was “the result of a complex attack that resulted in a number of U.S. and civilian injuries.”
“We can also confirm at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from Abbey Gate,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Twitter.
Thousands of people have flocked to the airport in recent days trying to leave the country following the Taliban takeover Afghanistan.
A senior Taliban source confirmed to VOA that a suicide bomber blew himself up in an area outside the airport where large number of people, including women were present. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.