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Reported suicide bomb. Civilian casualties, including children. Dead reported at 13 but not confirmed. U S military personnel woundedSee there was an explosion outside Kabul Airport ....
Afghanistan: Explosion outside Kabul airport - Pentagon - BBC News
Casualties are unclear ..
13 dead .. 2 explosions at different places. Children amongst the dead. Also Taliban and US service people injured.
2 suicide bombers, most likely ISIS-K
"Give us your women..."Interesting .. the top general on the ground in Kabul was on for the pentagon briefing earlier AFTER the suicide bombs. Then on CNN another retired General who did time in Iraq AND experienced many vest suicide attacks himself picked up something the Kabul general eluded too. He said they are looking as to the sex of the people who committed these suicide attacks because apparently a thing is a FEMALE suicide bomber most likely will get further into an area than a male and particularly in Afghanistan ( and other muslim countries ) another man will not touch another's woman so the outer Taliban checkpoints may have let potential female suicide bombers through without checking.
It would appear that article is more focused on equipment control destroyed/disabled in and around the airport.The U.S. military likely abandoned tens of millions of dollars’ worth of aircraft, armored vehicles and high-tech defensive systems in Afghanistan.eu.usatoday.com
I think this is probably a more realistic assessment ......i doubt the Yanks ( as bad as they are sometimes ) left the keys in the ignition of a Blackhawk for the Taliban.....
Also goods points made about the the Taliban not having the infrastructure to maintain or fuel something like a Humvee or a MRAP....
It would appear that article is more focused on equipment control destroyed/disabled in and around the airport.
That infograph chart above is about equipment left behind .. I think untouched .. across Afghanistan. Alot of it originally in the hands of the now defunct Afghan army and consequently handed over to or seized by the taliban. Thats equipment the US army couldnt destroy because they didnt have it.
But great points re taliban maintaining and getting parts.