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Kabul airport blasts death toll rises to 72 – former health officials

/ 03:01 PM August 27, 2021
Kabul airport blasts death toll rises to 72 – former health officials

Medical and hospital staff carry an injured man out of a car for treatment after two blasts, which killed at least five and wounded a dozen, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP)

Kabul, Afghanistan — The death toll from two blasts at Kabul’s airport has risen to 72, two officials who worked in the ministry of health until the Taliban takeover told AFP on Friday.

Kabul airport blasts death toll rises to 72 – former health officials

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Wounded women arrive at a hospital for treatment after two blasts, which killed at least five and wounded a dozen, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP)

“There are many women and children among the victims. Most of the wounded people are in trauma and shock,” one of the former officials said, adding the toll only accounted for those taken to city hospitals.

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Kabul airport blasts death toll rises to 72 – former health officials

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Medical and hospital staff bring an injured man on a stretcher for treatment after two blasts, which killed at least five and wounded a dozen, outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP)

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