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Afganistan updates

  • US officials say a missile targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who was aiming to carry out an attack at Kabul airport
  • “We are confident we hit the target we were aiming for,” a military official told the BBC’s US partner network CBS
  • A rocket is reported to have hit a house near the airport, but it is unclear if this is connected to the US strike
  • US President Joe Biden had warned that another attack on Kabul airport was likely
  • The US is continuing its final flights from the country – more than 110,000 people have been evacuated
  • The last UK troops, along with diplomats and officials, have now left Kabul airport
  • On Friday the US says it killed two “high profile” members of the Islamic State-K group in a drone strike
  • IS-K said it carried out Thursday’s bomb attack at Kabul airport that killed up to 170 people

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