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Turkey 'strongly' condemns terror attacks in Afghan capital

09:26 27 August 2021 Author :  

Turkey's foreign minister condemned the "heinous terror attack" in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Thursday.

"Deeply saddened by the loss of lives after today’s attack in Kabul. Strongly condemn this heinous terror attack," Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter. "Express my condolences to the families of those killed & my wishes for a speedy recovery to those wounded."

At least 25 people were killed and 90 injured in explosions at and near the Hamid Karzai International Airport, according to Al-Jazeera, citing the Taliban. The hardline group gained control of Kabul earlier this month and most of Afghanistan, but not the airport.

US media outlets cited officials in reporting that 10 American troops were killed and three others injured.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that two of the explosions were the result of suicide attacks.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid condemned the attack on Twitter.

“The Islamic Emirate strongly condemns the bombing of civilians at Kabul airport, which took place in an area where security is in the hands of US forces,” he said.

“The Islamic Emirate is paying close attention to the security and protection of its people, and evil circles will be strictly stopped,” he added.

US forces are in control of the airport as evacuations continue ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline -- the only area of the country still under US control.

Thousands of people are waiting at the airport to be evacuated and large crowds have gathered outside the airport grounds, seeking a way inside to get a flight out./aa

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