After the Kabul blast, Afghans report ‘doomsday’ sights of devastation, with ‘body parts flying.’
Apocalyptic visions of wreckage and human misery have been detailed by survivors of the bomb blasts at Kabul airport.
Body pieces flew into the air “like a tornado grabbing plastic bags,” according to one witness. Two suicide bombers and gunmen targeted throngs of people trying to get to Kabul’s international airport on Thursday. According to sources, the deadly attacks killed at least 60 Afghans and 12 US servicemen.
Many more people have been harmed or have been traumatized as a result of the horrible occurrences.
The Islamic State-Khorasan Province, an IS branch, eventually claimed responsibility for the terror attack.
An Afghan man told Reuters that he had witnessed “doomsday” as he described the carnage caused by the devastating explosions.
The individual, who wishes to remain unidentified, previously worked for an international development organization and currently holds a US immigration visa.
He went to the airport, like thousands of others, in the hopes of catching a flight out of the country.
He had been waiting in line near the airport’s Abbey Gate for around 10 hours when a huge explosion occurred about 5 p.m.
“It was as if someone yanked the ground from beneath my feet; for a brief minute, I believed my eardrums had been blown out and I had lost my hearing,” he explained.
“I saw bodies and body parts flying in the air like plastic bags being thrown into the air by a storm.
“Body parts, aged and injured men, women, and children were dispersed throughout the bomb scene.
“It is impossible to see apocalypse in this life, but I saw doomsday today, and I saw it with my own eyes.”
The anguish of the incident was visible in the faces of individuals seeking medical treatment at an Italian Emergency NGO-run hospital.
“Those who arrived could not speak, many were afraid, their eyes completely lost in emptiness, their look blank,” Alberto, a medical coordinator at the hospital, said.
“We’ve never seen anything like this before.”
World leaders have used strong rhetoric to express their outrage at the barbaric attacks.
The militants’ “despicable terrorist attack,” according to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, was “a nasty and awful strike against defenseless individuals seeking liberty,” while Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek condemned the terrorists’ “despicable terrorist act.”