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There was not two but one attack near Kabul airport: Pentagon

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Washington, Aug 27 (AP) The Pentagon, the US Defense Department, said on Thursday that the Kabul airport was attacked only at one site and not at two sites, as previously reported. The Pentagon said an Islamic State suicide bomber attacked the AB Gate where a crowd of Afghans wanted to enter Kabul airport. Major General Henk Taylor, deputy director of regional operations for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff, told reporters Friday that there was no second explosion at the Barron Hotel near the airport.

Washington, Aug 27 (AP) The Pentagon, the US Defense Department, said on Thursday that the Kabul airport was attacked only at one site and not at two sites, as previously reported. The Pentagon said an Islamic State suicide bomber attacked the AB Gate where a crowd of Afghans wanted to enter Kabul airport.

Major General Henk Taylor, deputy director of regional operations for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff, told reporters Friday that there was no second explosion at the Barron Hotel near the airport.

He said that after the bomb attack on the AB gate, there was firing from the northern side of the gate. Taylor said he had no information about the identities of the shooters.

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