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White House press secretary Jen Psakiswatted down calls by Republicans for Joe Biden to resign after an attack in Kabul killed 13 US service members, 169 Afghans and three Britons on Thursday.

"The backdrop here is the men and women of the US military deployed on the ground are bravely continuing to implement a mission to save lives on the ground," she said.

The threat of ISKP in Afghanistan has been underestimated | Al Jazeera |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 28th, 2021 at 01:09:47 PM EST
Satellite images, graphics, and maps show how fatal airport explosion ripped through Kabul | USA Today |

Maj. General William Taylor said the bombing occurred at 5:40 p.m. Kabul time - 9 a.m. EDT - "right outside or the vicinity of" the airport's Abbey gate. 

He said the bomb's detonation - triggered by the vest of the suicide bomber - was followed by direct gun fire from ISIS-K gunmen north of the gate. Taylor said there were multiple shooters but did not know the exact number. 



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 28th, 2021 at 10:39:52 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Sep 4th, 2021 at 09:46:39 AM EST
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Kabul airport attack: Local Afghans accuse US forces of firing at them in panic, resulting in multiple casualties

On Thursday (August 26), bomb blasts inside Hamid Karzai international airport in Afghan's capital Kabul killed more than 170 people, including 13 US troops, disrupting the ongoing Afghan evacuation of tens of thousands of stranded civilians.

Days after two terror attacks rocked the Hamid Karzai International airport in Kabul, local Afghans have accused the US forces of killing their loved ones in `panic firing', reported BBC.

Firing into the crowd panicked by the suicide blast killed countless innocent Afghans seeking freedom | BBC News |

The contentious revelation came to light during the interaction between BBC journalist Secunder Kermani and the Afghans who had lost their loved ones in the ISKP-orchestrated attack. The locals informed Kermani that many of their family members were not killed in the blast but in firing by the US forces, amidst the chaos and confusion caused outside the airport after the terror attack.

The deadly attack took the life of a London-based taxi driver named Mohammed Niazi and his wife. The deceased had travelled to Kabul to ensure the evacuation of his family. His two children have been missing ever since the attack. His brother recounted, "Somehow I saw American soldier and a Turkish soldier. The fire came from the bridges and towers...from the soldiers."



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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 29th, 2021 at 07:26:02 AM EST
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