U.S drone strike prevents Kabul airport bomb threat.
Written by crest887fm on August 30, 2021
A US drone strike in the Afghan capital Kabul has prevented another deadly suicide attack at the airport, US military officials say.
The strike targeted a vehicle carrying at least one person associated with the Afghan branch of the Islamic State group, US Central Command said.
The US had warned of possible further attacks as evacuations wind down.
Despite this, it has said that it will keep evacuating Afghans from Kabul airport until “the last moment”.
A deadline for the evacuation mission of August 31 was agreed between the US and the Taliban, who now control most of the country.
The US will be the last to complete its mission, with all other countries having already concluded theirs.
The US says it has facilitated the evacuation of more than 110,000 people from Kabul airport since 14 August – a day before the Taliban took control of the capital.