US evacuates over 7,500 people in last 24 hours, reports White House

The US aircrafts have evacuated 7,500 people out of the Afghanistan on Thursday

The United States evacuated 7,500 people from Afghanistan amidst havoc and destruction, on Thursday (local time).

 

The evacuation still happened after a twin blast that trembled the Kabul airport and Baron Hotel which had killed 13 US troops and an additional15 service members were injured as well as several Afghan civilians.

 

A White House official stated, "From August 26 at 3:00 AM EDT to August 26 at 3:00 PM EDT, a total of approximately 7,500 people were evacuated from Kabul."

 

The official also said, "This is the result of 14 US military flights (13 C-17s and 1 C-130) which carried approximately 5,100 evacuees and 39 coalition flights which carried 2,400 people."

 

The first bomb blast was reported at the Abbey Gate in Kabul airport following the second one, which was near the Baron Hotel, on Thursday.

 

The US general managing the evacuation proceds has said that the attacks would not stop the US from evacuating Americans and others and the flights out were continuing.

 

The White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the United States flag will be flown at half-mast until the evening of August 30 in order to honour the victims that were killed in the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan's Kabul.

 

President Joe Biden said that the United States has the reason to believe that the Islamic State-Khorasan terror group leaders were behind the terror attacks at the Kabul airport.

 

Joe Biden also added that the Islamic State-Khorasan group has planned elaborated attacks against the US forces and others in Afghanistan after they were released from prisons during the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

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