ISIS claim responsibility for devastating attacks in Kabul that have killed at least 72
- Group posted a statement on Telegram claiming responsibility for the twin blasts
- At least 72 people have been killed, including twelve US servicemen
- One explosion hit Kabul airport from where thousands are trying to evacuate
- The blasts had been blamed on ISIS-K, a regional affiliate in Afghanistan
ISIS have claimed responsibility for devastating twin attacks that struck Kabul, killing at least 72 people.
The group posted a statement claiming responsibility from their Telegram account on Thursday, following the attacks earlier today.
Abdul Rehman Al-Loghri of ISIS-K was allegedly the suicide bomber responsible for one of the blasts, according to a twitter post.
The blasts killed at least 72 people, including 12 US servicemen, and injured more than 140 more.
Founded in 2015, ISIS-K followers aim to establish an Islamic caliphate across Khorasan (hence the initial ‘K’) – a historic region covering Pakistan and Afghanistan along with parts of Central Asia.
Prior to Thursday’s attacks, the US had warned that the group would likely target the thousands of people gathering at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport as they attempt to flee the country following the Taliban takeover on August 15.
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ISIS posted a statement claiming responsibility from their Telegram account on Thursday, following the attacks earlier today
The devastating twin attacks that struck Kabul killed at least 72 people and injured more than 100