Explosion Reported Outside Kabul Airport, Number of Casualties Unknown

By: Alyssa Wilson

An explosion has been reported outside of the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. 

RELATED: Chaos Erupts in Afghanistan as the Taliban Takes Over the Capital 

John Kirby, the spokesperson for the Pentagon, said, “We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can.” 

U.S. troops returned to the airport to help American citizens, allies and Afghan refugees evacuate the country. 

According to The Wall Street Journal, three U.S. troops were injured in the blast believed to be from a suicide bomber. Kirby confirmed the number of casualties in the bombing is unknown. 

President Joe Biden has been briefed on the explosion, The Hill reported. 

RELATED: Thousands of Civilians Remain Desperate to Escape Afghanistan After Taliban Takeover

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