Heartbreaking scenes of chaos day after Afghan suicide blasts

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Heartbreaking scenes of chaos day after Afghan suicide blasts

Heartbreaking images early Friday show blood-soaked debris covering the area where more than 100 people were killed in double suicide blasts in Afghanistan.

In one, a woman is caught in a moment of overwhelming grief as she clutches a body bag containing one of the dozens of dead.

Another shows a soldier looking down forlornly at an area painted red with blood in the canal surrounding Afghanistan’s main airport, where ISIS terrorists slaughtered at least 95 Afghans and 13 US service members trying to protect them.

Abandoned belongings are also shown throughout the area, some presumably belonging to the dozens of Afghans who were already desperately trying to flee from the fear of Taliban rule.

Other photos from Kabul show row upon row of injured in hospital beds, as officials warn that the death toll could still rise.

A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of the August 26 twin suicide bombs, which killed scores of people including 13 US troops, at Kabul airport.
A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of the August 26 twin suicide bombs, which killed scores of people including 13 US troops, at Kabul airport.
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A victim receives medical assistance in a hospital after he was wounded in the deadly attacks outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A victim receives medical assistance in a hospital after he was wounded in the deadly attacks outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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One official told the Associated Press that as many as 115 may have died, with morgues stretched to capacity.

Grieving relatives are also taking bodies away from the scene, the official said.

At least 10 bodies lay on the grounds outside Kabul’s Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, where families said the mortuary could take no more. Many of the dead are unclaimed because relatives are traveling from distant provinces.

Backpacks and belongings of Afghan people who were waiting to be evacuated are seen at the site of the August 26 twin suicide bombs
Backpacks and belongings of Afghan people who were waiting to be evacuated are seen at the site of the August 26 twin suicide bombs.
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People lie on beds at a hospital after they were wounded in the deadly attacks outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan
People lie on beds at a hospital after they were wounded in the deadly attacks outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
AP/Wali Sabawoon

“I know it was a bad day for the president — it was a terrible day for those families,” Admiral James Stavridis told NBC’s “Today” show of the devastation from Thursday’s cowardly attack, the deadliest day for American forces in Afghanistan since August 2011.

With Post wires

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