Multiple ideological factions and groups continue to vie for dominance in Afghanistan even after the Taliban has captured the majority of the country.
- Terrorist cells still operate underground
- The Taliban has also faced skirmishes with ISIS backed groups
Before the terrorist attacks at the airport, the Taliban had issued a statement against terrorist groups in Afghanistan. Taliban: “We will never again let terrorists use the country as a base,” the newly appointed ‘Minister of Information’ Sabihullah Mujahid promised in his first interview just hours before the terror attack outside #Kabul airport.
Three terrorist attacks have been reported so far. The Reports are ongoing, and the list of those missing or hurt by the attack continues to climb…
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#BREAKING: ISIS has just claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings in #Kabul. #Afghanistan #BreakingNews #Kabulairport #KabulAiport #KabulAirportBlast #Kabul_Airport #KabulAttack #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/N59uzebcXD— Precious Viral (Sandesh News) (@preciousviral) August 26, 2021
Millions of sorrows in a photo.— Natiq Malikzada (@natiqmalikzada) August 26, 2021
The moment when hundreds became widows, the moment when hundreds became orphans, the moment when hundred lost their son and daughter, and the moment when thousands of families mourns the loss of their loved ones. #Kabul #Kabulairport #afghanistan pic.twitter.com/6Z32BIjRRv
Before The Attacks
Just Before the attacks, Russia decided to evacuate its personnel from the country; Russia was one of the few countries keeping an embassy open in Afghanistan after the Taliban captured Kabul. Russia quickly moved to evacuate after reports of imminent attacks on foreigners from ISIS Backed groups. The Russian military began evacuating 500 citizens of Russia and other citizens from Ukraine, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.