KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Evacuation flights from Afghanistan have resumed with new urgency, a day after two suicide bombings targeted the thousands of people desperately fleeing a Taliban takeover and killed dozens. The U.S. warned more attacks could come ahead of next week’s end to America’s longest war. Two officials said 169 Afghans died. But a final count might take time amid confusion with many bodies dismembered or not yet identified. The U.S. said 13 troops were killed. As the call to prayer echoed through Kabul along with the roar of departing planes Friday, the anxious crowds outside the city’s airport appeared as large as ever. They are acutely aware that the window is closing to board a flight before the airlift ends and Western troops withdraw.
Photo: Hundreds of people, some holding documents, gather near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi)