- Title: Video shows crowds at Kabul airport two hours before attacks
- Date: 27th August 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AUGUST 26, 2021) (ORIGINALLY SHOT IN PORTRAIT) (VIDEO OBTAINED BY REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PACKED CROWDS AROUND CANAL NEAR THE AIRPORT'S ABBEY GATE
- Embargoed: 10th September 2021 12:39
- Keywords: Afghanistan Kabul airport suicide bombings crowds
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ES23E4N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Video obtained by Reuters shows packed crowds outside Kabul Airport on Thursday (August 26) about two hours before suicide bombers attacked, killing 85 people, including 13 U.S. troops.
At least two explosions tore through crowds that had thronged the gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport desperate to leave Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power almost two weeks ago ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden's August 31 deadline to withdraw American troops after two decades.
U.S. officials said one bomb detonated near the airport's Abbey Gate and the other was close to the nearby Baron Hotel.
(Production: Eleanor Whalley, Natasa Bansagi, Marco Trujillo)
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