ISIS Claims Responsibility for Kabul Airport Suicide Bombing
After announcing that the suicide bombings led to dozens of casualties among US service members, ISIS claims responsibility for the explosions that took place in Kabul.
ISIS, through its Amaq News Agency, claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings that took place Thursday outside Kabul airport.
The explosion left dozens of US soldiers and contractors injured and dead, the terrorist organization said.
A huge explosion shook Kabul, the Afghan capital, on Thursday.
The Taliban had indicated that the explosion heard throughout Kabul was caused by the US army detonating munitions.
Amaq quoted what it called "military" sources as saying an "Islamic State" militant "managed to reach a large gathering of translators and collaborators with the American army at 'Baran Camp' near Kabul Airport and detonated his explosive belt among them, killing about 60 people and wounding more than 100 others, including Taliban fighters."
The agency said the explosion left over 100 injured and around 60 dead, including Taliban militants.
Kenneth McKenzie, the commander of the US Central Command, said the United States is determined to respond to ISIS following the Kabul airport bombing.
Fox News reported that the number of US army casualties rose to at least 10, while Pentagon announced that the explosion killed 12 soldiers and injured 15.