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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also confirmed that another attack could occur any time soon. "The threat is ongoing, and it is active, our troops are still in danger. That continues to be the case every day that they are there," the official said.
U.S. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby warned on Friday that the authorities consider there are still "specific, credible" terrorist threats against Kabul´s airport as the evacuation deadline for August 31 nears.
However, the U.S. Army Major General William Taylor confirmed that the Pentagon does not think there were two attacks as reported yesterday when at least a dozen of U.S. military died during a suicide bombing at the airport.
The Kabul airport attack, which killed 13 U.S. troops and at least 79 Afghans, was carried out by a single suicide bomber and there was no second explosion at a nearby hotel, the Pentagon said https://t.co/tEgfCpjZz2https://t.co/Q9j67FwYuD
“We do not believe that there was a second explosion at or near the Baron hotel, that it was one suicide bomber,” Taylor said. "Very dynamic events like this can cause information sometimes to be misreported," the official added.
On the other hand, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also confirmed that another attack could occur any time soon. "The threat is ongoing, and it is active; our troops are still in danger. That continues to be the case every day that they are there," the official said.
#FromTheSouth News Bits | Thousands of people waited outside the Kabul airport trying to flee Afghanistan as the Taliban reported that they had started a persecution campaign against opponents. pic.twitter.com/V6VV0GVDoO