Suicide bombers attacked the Kabul international airport and a nearby hotel on Thursday, killing at least 70 people, including 12 U.S. military personnel. The violence comes as the U.S. is racing against time to evacuate American citizens, permanent residents and others from Afghanistan. An Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks which have caused chaos, confusion, and fear in Kabul.
Joining the discussion:
- Sayed Fahim Sadat heads the Department of Masters in International Relations at Kardan University.
- Rina Amiri is a senior fellow at the NYU Center for International Cooperation and the NYU Center for Global Affairs.
- Ahmad Wais Wardak is a professor of political science and a political analyst.
- Joseph Williams is a senior news editor at U.S. News & World Report.
- Omar Samad is the former Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada.
The Pentagon said there was only one suicide bomber involved in Thursday’s Kabul attack, correcting its earlier assessment that there were two bombers and two separate explosions.
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