Twin suicide attacks outside Kabul airport left more than 60 Afghans and 13 US troops dead on Thursday.

Heart wrenching scenes were witnessed in the Afghanistan capital after the explosions.

Social media users are sharing a video claiming it is the footage of the blast.

Fact Check:

The claim is FALSE.

The video shows Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.

When the keyframes were searched using the Google Reverse image search, we found that the video was online from August 22, 2021. `Aurora Intel' tweeted the video with a caption: "Footage reportedly from the targeting of #Hamas Arin Site, Central #Gaza earlier this evening."

According a report by The Times of Israel, the video shows the airstrike on Hamas weapons storage sites in the Gaza Strip. Israel Defence Forces said this attack was carried out in response to a shooting on the border that wounded a guard.

The attack came following major clashes during a demonstration organized by the Hamas terror group and other factions. An Israeli border guard was shot in the head. Forty-one Palestinians were also injured on Saturday, two of them critically, by Israeli gunfire and riot dispersal weapons, according to Hamas's Gaza health ministry.

AP stated that Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in a dramatic escalation. Senior Hamas leader's home was also bombed. Ten members of a family most of them children were killed in a refugee camp.

Israel bombed the home of Khalil al-Hayeh, a senior figure in Hamas' political branch, saying the building served as part of the group's "terrorist infrastructure." There was no immediate report on al-Hayeh's fate or on any casualties.

According to Ahlui Bayt News Agency report, at least 17 Palestinians including 10 children were wounded during the earlier incident, which saw the forces firing live ammunition against the protesters.

Tel Aviv's indiscriminate raids come while Hamas and the Islamic Jihad warned of full-scale defensive operation.

Therefore, the video shows the Israeli airstrike on Gaza, not Kabul bombings. The claim is FALSE.

Claim Review :   Kabul airport suicide attack
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

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