In today’s attack near the international airport in Kabul, several US citizens were killed and several others were wounded. This was announced by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.
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
The Taliban blasts were blamed on another Islamist terrorist organization, ISIS. The spokesman for the movement, Zabihullah Mujahid, stated that the Taliban had warned the US military that an attack by ISIS was being prepared.