At Least 169 Afghans Were Killed In The Kabul Airport Explosions

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Relatives on Friday load in a car the coffin of a victim of Thursday’s explosions, which killed scores of people including 13 U.S. troops outside Kabul’s airport, at a hospital run by the Italian NGO Emergency.

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The Attacks Outside Kabul Airport Push The U.S. Exit Into Deeper Disarray

People continued to amass at the perimeter around the airport in Kabul despite the ongoing threat posed by ISIS-K, which took responsibility for Thursday’s attacks, Charlotte Bellis, a journalist with Al Jazeera, told NPR’s Morning Edition.

«Those that are around the perimeter say, ‘We know there could be attacks today also but still come because it’s a risk we’re willing to take,’ » she said.

What We Know About ISIS-K, The Group Behind The Kabul Attacks

The White House said about 12,500 people were evacuated from Kabul in the 24 hours ending at 3 a.m. ET on Friday, bringing the total number of people evacuated since Aug. 14 to about 105,000.

Bellis also visited a Kabul hospital Friday morning, reporting that the scene was «heartbreaking» and that people were in «shock» after the attacks.

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