Afghanistan Live News Updates: US conduct drone strikes against ISIS in retaliation for Kabul bombing, Americans told to leave airport immediately
The airstrike comes in retaliation for a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group that killed up to 169 Afghans and 13 US servicemen at Kabul airport on Thursday. Meanwhile, the United States Embassy, in a notice released earlier today, advised its citizens to leave Kabul airport immediately.
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The unmanned airstrike took place in Nangahar province in Afghanistan. The first indications are that we have killed the target. We do not know of any civilian casualties
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Kabul airport attack
U.S. officials believe the suicide vest used in the attack, which killed at least 169 Afghans in addition to the 13 Americans, contained around 25 pounds of explosives and was loaded with shrapnel. A suicide bomb typically carries five to 10 pounds of explosives
Upon our departure we will transfer the Kabul airport to the Afghan people
– US State Department spokesperson Ned Price
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The United States has evacuated and facilitated the displacement of around 109,200 people from Kabul since August 14: White House
“This is the result of 12 US military flights (9 C-17s and 3 C-130s) which carried around 2,100 evacuees, and 29 coalition flights that carried around 2,100 people,” the White House said. in its latest update of evacuation figures. Friday.