A source reported the twin explosions outside the Kabul airport on Thursday.

Apart from the U.S. soldiers, about 60 people were killed in the explosion, AlJazeera reports.

More than 60 wounded persons are being treated at the emergency hospital in Kabul, Aljazeera reported the hospital’s president as saying.

A Pentagon official who addressed journalists in Washington on Thursday said the attackers are believed to be linked to ISIS-K, Islamic State Khorasan, a splinter group of disaffected Pakistani Taliban created six years ago.

The Taliban had earlier condemned the attack, saying it occurred in an area of the airport manned by U.S. soldiers.

The Kabul airport has been under the global spotlight since thousands of people rushed there last week in a bid to leave the country after the Taliban took over the government.

Since the mass evacuations began after Kabul fell to the Taliban on August 14, approximately 95,700 people have been airlifted out of Afghanistan.

U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said Wednesday that there may be about 1,500 Americans in Afghanistan yet to be evacuated.

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