Thursday/ the Kabul airport bombings

Reporting and map of the bombings from the New York Ties online.
P.S. The Pentagon indicated later that there was in fact only one suicide bomber: the one at the Abbey Gate. There was no explosion at the gate to the Baron Hotel.

What a horrible day at Kabul International Airport.
The terrorist organization called ISIS-K (Islamic State Khorasan Province) claimed responsibility for the attacks. ISIS-K was founded by former members of the Pakistani Taliban, Afghan Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

ISIS-K sees the Afghan Taliban as its strategic rivals. It brands the Afghan Taliban as ‘filthy nationalists’ with ambitions only to form a government confined to the boundaries of Afghanistan. This contradicts the Islamic State movement’s goal of establishing a global caliphate.  (From ‘What is ISIS-K?’ at theconversation.com by authors Amira Jadoon & Andrew Mines).

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