Is The Taliban up to the security challenges in Afghanistan? | Inside Story

Dozens of people killed in attack outside Kabul airport.
More than 175 people killed, including at least 13 U.S. military personnel.
Many more were also wounded by a suicide bombing outside Kabul's airport.
The attacks claimed by an ISIL offshoot came as little surprise to many, who had been warning of a security threat in the area for days.
Despite that, thousands of people still gathered outside the airport, waiting for their evacuation to be processed.
The attacks by suicide bombers happened close to the Abbey Gate entrance of Kabul airport - and just a few days before the August 31st deadline for a complete U.S. military withdrawal from the country.
U.S. President Joe Biden has resisted calls to extend that date, until all Americans and Afghans that are listed are flown out.
The president has vowed to strike back at the attackers.

So, will Afghanistan face more attacks?

Presenter: Hazem Sika.


Obaidullah Baheer political analyst and a lecturer of Transitional Justice at the American University of Afghanistan.

Colin Clarke Director of Policy & Research at The Soufan Group, a security and intelligence consulting firm (this title has been changed from what was in jotform)

Sultan Barakat Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute.

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