Kabul suicide bomber allegedly was one of the terrorists released when Biden abandoned Bagram

| October 7, 2021

As part of the abysmal and poorly managed Afghan withdrawal we abandoned Bagram Air Base. As you’ll recall, we did so in the dead of the night without notifying our Afghan allies. When the base (and its prison housing scores of terrorists) was “liberated” by the Taliban, those prisoners were released. One of those prisoners would go on to suicide bomb outside the Kabul Airport, killing 13 American servicemembers and nearly 200 Afghans. It seems he was originally caught by Indian counterterrorism folks who are upset that we let more than a decade’s worth of anti-terrorism work go out the window.

From Yahoo!;

The ISIS-K suicide bomber who killed 13 US service members, as well as more than a hundred civilians, was a prisoner at Bagram Air Base just days before the deadly attack, according to multiple reports.

The bomber was identified by ISIS-K as Abdul Rehman Al-Loghri, and two US officials confirmed the dead attacker’s identity to CNN.

Bagram Air Base was a key base of operations for the US and its coalition partners until the US military left it in early July, turning it over to Afghan forces the Biden administration said it was confident had the capability and capacity to defend Afghanistan. The prison was already under Afghan authority and had been for years.

But by mid-August, in the face of a sweeping Taliban offensive, the Afghan military and government crumbled.

The bomber who killed so many people at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 26 was released from Parwan prison at Bagram Air Base when the Taliban took over the facility on Aug. 15, the same day insurgent forces entered the capital city, Fox News and CNN reported, citing multiple officials and a congressional representative briefed by national security officials.

California Rep. Ken Calvert, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, told Fox News recently that security officials confirmed “that the Aug. 26 Kabul bomber was a known ISIS-K terrorist that was previously detained at the Bagram prison and was released along with thousands of others just days before the deadly attack.”

Both Fox and CNN reported Wednesday that other US officials confirmed Calvert’s account, which he said was based on “credible” information from Indian intelligence services.

CENTCOM told Insider that because there is still an ongoing investigation into the incidents at Abbey Gate, it is not in a position to say anything on the matter at this time.

Asked how many ISIS-K prisoners were left at Bagram when the US departed and are believed to have been released in late August, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters that “clearly, it’s in the thousands.”

Well that’s something to look out for I guess.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Afghanistan, Biden, Foreign Policy, Terror War

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It’s not true until MarineDad61 verifies it. Fox News and CNN as sources? It’s as bad as Wikipedia!


Shots fired!

We prolly got as many Tally Bans here now as they got in Assganistan.


Well, of course he was. As if any other outcome could be expected.

Meanwhile, after releasing all those terrorists, the US got busy shooting up children, allies, and figuring ways to leave hundreds of Americans in country. AND making sure that lists of people worthy of retaliation were left with the taliban et al.

Veritas Omnia Vincit

This debacle is rapidly becoming the gift that just keeps on giving…

Gates was right about Biden….


And the hits, well, you know.


“D’oh!” –Homer Simpson


Where’s that “Like” button? We’re getting into the territory of needing that button.

Skivvy Stacker

” It seems he was originally caught by Indian counterterrorism folks who are upset that we let more than a decade’s worth of anti-terrorism work go out the window.”

Yeah, I’m a little peeved myself.