US drone strike ‘eliminates airport bomb threat’

US drone strike 'eliminates airport bomb threat'
Sunday's drone strike came just days ahead of the deadline set by the US for its forces to leave Afghanistan. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: A US drone strike in Kabul has prevented another deadly suicide attack at the Hamid Karzai International airport, US military officials say.

According to US Central Command said, the strike targeted a vehicle carrying at least one person associated with the Afghan branch of the Islamic State group,

The United States had warned of possible further attacks as evacuations wind down.

Despite the drone strike and potential terrorist attack in the airport, the US has said that it will keep evacuating Afghans from Kabul airport until “the last moment”.

The US has agreed to set a deadline with Taliban for 31 August for the evacuation mission of 31 August. Taliban now controls most of the country.

The US will be the last to complete the evacuation mission in Afghanistan, with all other countries having already concluded theirs.

The final flights returning UK troops from Afghanistan have been arriving in the UK on Sunday.

The US says it has evacuated more than 110,000 people from Kabul airport since 14 August – a day before the Taliban took control of the Afghan capital.

Many of them feel they can’t have the kind of future they had prepared for after 20-years of international engagement – and many say the Taliban are stopping them from leaving.

Capt Bill Urban of Central Command said on Sunday the US had carried out a targeted drone strike aimed at “eliminating an imminent” threat to Kabul airport.

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