Biden’s Afghanistan Disaster Turns Into a Bloody Nightmare

At least two explosions have been reported to have rocked the Hamid Karzai International Airport in the capital city of Kabul, Afghanistan, killing and wounding many Americans and Afghans who were attempting to get out of the nation and causing chaos in what was already a frantic situation as the United States continues the evacuation.

The Pentagon has confirmed the initial explosion, which was reportedly because of a suicide bomber.

At least three United States Marines were reported wounded, but it is not clear how severely. Other non-military Americans were also wounded, according to reports online.

The WSJ is saying that this afternoon, four United States Marines were killed and three were wounded in the explosions outside the airport.

“We can confirm the explosion outside the airport. Casualties are not certain at this time. We will give more details when we are able,” Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said in a tweet.

One United States official reported that the attacks also started a firefight near Abbey Gate, where there were around 5,000 Afghanis and maybe some Americans looking for entrance to the airport last night.

“Tens of thousands of people were evacuated by the U.S. military and allies from the airport in the last two weeks. These evacuations will start winding down in the next three days, before the August 31 deadline for a final exit from the country,” CNN said.

Witness accounts published to social media confirmed United States casualties, while some also mentioned that American troops fired back.

The bombing comes after the State Dept. warned hours earlier that Americans close to the gates of the airport should “leave promptly” over reports of greater threats of terrorism, said reports.

President Biden has reportedly been briefed about the bombing, Fox News stated.

Others reported that attacks are anticipated to keep going and that the terror group known as ISIS-K might be connected.

Fox News confirmed some moments later that there was another explosion close to the airport.

Earlier, President Biden said he would not be pushing back the August 31 evacuation date in part due to increasing threats of terrorism.

“Every day we are on the ground is another day we understand that ISIS-K is trying to target the airport and attack both United States forces and innocent civilians,” Biden said.

Author: Scott Dowdy