Monday, June 17, 2024

Kabul airport bomb attacks caused many casualties

There has been a reported suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport with unconfirmed reports of at least 10 deaths.

Explosions took place outside the Abbey Gate – where US and British forces have been stationed – and at a nearby hotel. The Pentagon said there have been a number of US and civilian casualties in what was a “complex” attack. It came after warnings that there could be militant attacks, as nations evacuate people ahead of a 31 August deadline.

UK Armed Forces Minister James Heappey earlier told the BBC the threat was “severe” and could be “imminent”. Meanwhile Canada joined several European nations in wrapping up evacuation operations.

Huge crowds of people have built up at Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan as people try to flee Taliban rule. Westerners and Afghans who worked for foreign missions want to leave after Taliban militants came back to power.

Source: BBC News

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