Graphic: Dozens dead as twin blasts rock Kabul airport


Dozens of Afghans and U.S. troops perished in two explosions that struck near the gates of the main airport in Kabul on Thursday.

Harrowing footage shows dead bodies strewn near a waterway outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport, where desperate Afghans have been gathering to flee the country since the Taliban takeover last August 15.

At least 60 locals were killed while 140 were wounded, according to the Afghan Ministry of Public Health. The Pentagon said 13 U.S. service crew members died in the bombings, with 18 more injured.

The Islamic State in Khorasan Province, an ISIS affiliate operating in Pakistan and Afghanistan, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Several countries, including the U.S., the U.K., and New Zealand, had earlier issued warnings to citizens trying to reach the Kabul airport, citing the high threat of terrorist attacks in the area.

Meanwhile, bumbling U.S. administration figurehead Joe Biden – widely blamed for causing the chaos – has warned of retaliation against the jihadi militants for the tragedy.

He said: ‘We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.’