August 15th, 2022

Episode #4 — The Explosion: Bombing at Abbey Gate in Afghanistan

Just days before the August 31 deadline for evacuations, a deadly suicide bombing at Kabul’s airport kills at least 183 people and makes it even more difficult for Afghans to escape.

With the evacuation deadline looming, Afghans race to Kabul airport in hopes of getting on a flight and escaping the Taliban regime. With help from Jake, an ex-Marine Corps officer, Tariq and his family manage to get in and board their plane for evacuation, after spending a harrowing night outside in a desolate yard. Abdul and his family also make it out — just hours before a suicide bomber detonates his explosive belt, killing at least 170 Afghan civilians and 13 members of the United States military. You’ll also hear from newlyweds Mohammed and Taara as they confront the possibility that they will be separated, as only Taara has the proper paperwork to flee Afghanistan and fly to the US.

Episode Transcript