Two explosions has gone off Thursday outside Kabul’s airport, where thousands of people have flocked as they try to flee the Taliban rule of Afghanistan.
Western nations had warned of a possible attack there in the waning days of a massive airlift.
The Pentagon in confirming the blast called the incident “a complex attack” while the Taliban said at least 13 people have been killed.
President of emergency hospital in Kabul confirmed they are treating more than 60 patients after the explosion.
In the 11 days since the Taliban took Kabul, the US and its allies have mounted one of the biggest air evacuations in history, bringing out more than 88,000 people. The US military says planes are taking off about every 39 minutes.
Taliban fighters have been guarding the perimeter of the airport, thronged by thousands of people trying to flee a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan about 1,500 US passport holders meant to be evacuated remained in the capital Kabul.
Kandahar airport has been reopened, giving hope that international flights will be possible even if Kabul airport closes down or has an interruption.