Death toll rises in Kabul terror attacks, nearly 200 now believed killed

Death toll rises in Kabul terror attacks, nearly 200 now believed killed
Explosion at Kabul airport 26 Aug 2021, claimed by ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K) as a terror attack. Guardian video, YouTube

[Ed. – Reports of further attacks continue to filter in.]

The death toll in Thursday’s terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, rose overnight, and more than 200 people are now believed dead from a suicide bombing near Hamid Karzai International Airport. …

“The death toll in a pair of suicide bombings that rocked Kabul yesterday has now risen to nearly 200 on Friday as evacuation flights remain ongoing,” Fox News reported early Friday. “169 Afghans were killed according to two officials who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The U.S. said 13 service members were killed in the deadliest day for American forces in Afghanistan since August 2011.”

Information on casualties has been slow in coming. At the end of the day Thursday, the death toll was still under 100. A reporter for the New York Times … cautioned that the Taliban appeared to be instructing Kabul’s health care workers not to release timely and accurate death counts. …

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