ISIS-K springs up amid Kabul airport evacuations. What do we know about this terrorist group?

Crowds of people show their documents to U.S. troops outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 26, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Stringer.

Today explosions erupted outside the Kabul airport, leaving dozens of people dead or injured, including 12 U.S. service members. The Taliban condemned the attack. It’s too soon to say who’s responsible. But on Thursday night, U.S. officials warned of a specific and credible threat targeting the airport — by the terrorist group called the Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K).