US conducts drone strike in Kabul and winds down airlift as deadline nears

A U.S. drone strike on Sunday destroyed an explosives-laden vehicle that the Pentagon said posed an imminent threat to Afghanistan’s main airport, as the massive airlift of Afghans fleeing Taliban rule shut down just two days before the scheduled final withdrawal of U.S. forces. Afghans said the drone strike killed a number of civilians, including … Read more

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

Kabul attack: How international media covered the devastating explosions

Devastating scenes unfolded at the Kabul airport on Thursday after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed over 80 people deepening the chaos in the final days of frantic evacuation efforts ahead of the US’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. The attacks killed dozens of Afghan civilians and at least 13 US service members. US President Joe Biden … 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

Powerful explosion, gunfire hit Kabul near ‘Green Zone’

A powerful blast followed by sporadic gunfire hit Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Tuesday near the city’s heavily fortified “Green Zone”, an area home to government buildings and foreign embassies, police officials said. A senior security official said the blast appeared to have been caused by a car bomb and the apparent target was the residence … Read more

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