In a concerning trend, more than 3,000 Afghan nationals have been repatriated to Kabul from Turkey over the past 20 days, marking a significant uptick in deportation efforts, as reported by Afghan news agency Khaama Press. The head of the Ministry of Refugees' Legal Support Directorate shared this information, revealing that the deportees included seven families and seven children.
The explosion occurred when a Russian diplomat came out to read the list of those waiting in the visa queue, Hamid Haidari, former editor-in-chief of 1TVNews, said. Eyewitnesses reported that there may be around 20 dead, Sputnik reported.
According to the police, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entrance to the embassy.
Kabul International Airport has officially announced that it is open for domestic and international flights, Khaama Press reported, citing a source from the Civil Aviation Authority.
As a result of the terrorist act of August 26, the runway was severely damaged.
Technical experts from Qatar and Turkey helped resume operations at the international airport.
That involved a catastrophic intelligence failure for the Biden administration, writes "Blic".
A detailed timeline released by the Pentagon on Friday, compared to previous reports of humanitarian worker Zemari Ahmadi spending a day in Kabul on August 29, reveals misconceptions and huge mistakes that led to the disaster.
The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing on Sept. 17 that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed.
"The strike was a tragic mistake," Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, told a Pentagon news conference.