Four U.S. Marines were killed in the attacks at Kabul airport, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday evening. Three other Marines were injured.
This is what we know about the attack so far
- There have been two explosions near the airport
- At least thirteen people were killed
- There are no casualties among Dutch government personnel or military personnel
- The terror group behind the attacks is the ISIS-Khorasan group (ISKP) according to US officials
- Local aid organizations report sixty injured
The US Pentagon confirms that there are American deaths and injuries, but does not give exact numbers.
At least 13 people were killed in the attacks on Thursday afternoon. According to the Taliban, they also include foreigners and Taliban fighters.
Thousands of people were at the airport at the time of the explosions. There are no Dutch diplomats or soldiers among the victims of the attacks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
According to the latest reports, 60 people are still injured in hospitals. It is unclear how they are doing.
Posts on Twitter raise fears that the death toll is rising. Corpses would have been carried away and thrown into a canal. The Taliban condemn the attack.
The terror attack is believed to have been perpetrated by terrorists from a small terrorist group from the east of the country with roots in neighboring Pakistan. It is the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) that claims to be part of the ‘international’ Islamic State (IS).
The ISKP has also come into battle with the Taliban and is notorious for, among other things, bloody attacks on the Shia minority, the Hazara.