A suicide bomber detonated explosives among crowds thronged outside Kabul Airport, killing at least 60 people, including eleven US marines and a navy medic.
The explosion, which has also left 140 people wounded, came after multiple warnings of an imminent attack by the Islamic State-Khorosan (Isis-K), the Afghan branch of Isis, on crowds of desperate Afghans trying to escape the country.
The Pentagon confirmed two separate explosions, including the initial one at Abbey Gate, which it said was “the result of a complex attack that resulted in a number of US and civilian casualties”.
The Pentagon confirmed the attack, saying it appeared to be the work of a suicide bomber possibly aided by armed fighters
Sources on the ground say there were “many bodies” at the blast site.
John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman said “we can also confirm at least one other explosion at or near