At Least 60 Killed in Kabul Airport Bombings


Twin bomb attacks at Kabul airport have killed more than 60 people, including 12 US Marines, and left more than 140 people injured.

Two powerful bomb blasts have struck the perimeter of Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport, as civilians continued to seek to escape on flights from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. At least 60 people have been killed and 140 others wounded, a senior health official in Kabul told the BBC.

The Pentagon confirmed US service personnel were among those killed - 11 US Marines and a Navy medic. The BBC’s Secunder Kermani reports live from Kabul and Newsnight’s David Grossman looks at what happened as the day unfolded. Mark Urban is joined by former chief of UK defence staff Lord Richards, former British Army colonel in Afghanistan Ash Alexander-Cooper and Democratic congresswoman Susan Wild.


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  Topics: Afghanistan, Kabul, Terrorism

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