Six dead in complex Kabul airport attack as airlift deadline looms

This handout satellite image released by Maxar Technologies shows large crowds at the gate of the northern edge of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan, on August 23, 2021. PHOTO/AFP 

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  • At least six bodies and more than a dozen injured were taken to a Kabul hospital Thursday after two blasts outside the Afghan capital's airport. 

Two explosions struck near the main gate of Kabul airport Thursday, causing multiple casualties in what the US military labelled a "complex attack" that took place as countries raced to complete evacuations from Afghanistan.

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