Kabul airport blasts LIVE updates: US military conducts airstrike against ISIS-K planner as blasts’ toll nears 200

“US military forces conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner. The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangahar Province of Afghanistan. Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties,” a statement by Central Command spokesperson Captain Bill Urban read. Islamic State Khorasan Province is Islamic State’s affiliate … Read more

Evacuation flights resume in Kabul after deadly bombings

Evacuation flights from Afghanistan resumed with new urgency on Friday, a day after two suicide bombings targeted the thousands of desperate people fleeing the Taliban takeover. The U.S. says further attempted attacks are expected ahead of the Tuesday deadline for foreign troops to leave, ending America’s longest war. Kabul residents said several flights took off … Read more

It is in Taliban’s interest that ISIS-K doesn’t ‘metastasize’ beyond what it is, warns Biden

US President Joe Biden has warned that it is in the interest of the Taliban, which is now the de facto ruler of Afghanistan, that the ISIS-K does not “metastasize” beyond what it is. The US has held ISIS-K, the regional affiliate of the Islamic State terror outfit, responsible for Thursday’s Kabul airport attack in … Read more

IS says it targeted US troops in Kabul, Afghans

Islamic State group’s affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the attack outside the Kabul airport. Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport on Thursday, killing at least 60 Afghans and 12 US troops, Afghan and US officials said. The IS branch, known as The Islamic State-Khorasan Province after … Read more

Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 12 US troops

Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. At least 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. troops were killed, Afghan and U.S. officials said. U.S. officials said 11 … Read more

Pentagon says two explosions near Kabul airport; US, civilian casualties

There were at least two explosions near Kabul’s airport amid a huge and chaotic evacuation effort from Afghanistan on Thursday, the Pentagon said, with civilians and US service members among the casualties of what was described as a “complex attack.” A Taliban official said at least 13 people were killed in the blast, including children, … Read more

UK advises against all travel to Afghanistan amid ‘high threat of terrorist attack’

“The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel to Afghanistan. You should not travel to Afghanistan”, the Foreign Office said in an advisory. “The security situation in Afghanistan remains volatile. There is an ongoing and high threat of terrorist attack”, the statement added. The advisory also urged not to travel to the … Read more

Taliban strengthened access and control around Kabul airport: Pentagon

The Taliban have strengthened their measures of access and control around the Kabul airport, the Pentagon has said. The Hamid Karzai International Airport is the only access point for the international community to reach out to people in Afghanistan, a land locked country. “The Taliban have bolstered their own security at their checkpoints and have … Read more

Afghanistan-Taliban crisis Live Updates: Govt strongly committed to ensuring full evacuation of all Indians, Jaishankar says

Taliban members outside the closed United States embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image/The New York Times) Chaos persists at Kabul airport as Taliban discuss new government As lethal mayhem persisted outside the Kabul airport, with thousands of terrified Afghans trying to flee, the Taliban have reached out to a former Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, and to … Read more

British military: 7 Afghans killed in chaos at Kabul airport

A panicked crush of people trying to enter Kabul’s international airport killed seven Afghan civilians in the crowds, the British military said Sunday, showing the danger still posed to those trying to flee the Taliban’s takeover of the country. The deaths come as a new, perceived threat from the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan … Read more

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