Explosion outside Kabul airport: Pentagon

Explosion outside Kabul airport: Pentagon
Taliban fighters in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 17, 2021, Wikimedia Commons

As the Biden Administration scrambles to get U.S. citizens out of Afghanistan following the Taliban's takeover over the country, an explosion has been reported at the Kabul International Airport.

President Joe Biden has been briefed in the White House Situation Room, according to CNN, and the attack appears to be a suicide bombing:

Politico's Daniel Lippman tweeted:

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby confirmed:

The BBC's Suzanne Kianpour reports "casualties":

Watch additional coverage below, via CNN:

Breaking news -- explosion at Hamid Karzai International Airportwww.youtube.com

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