Several rockets were fired at Kabul airport on Monday, less than 48 hours before the United States is due to complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Eyewitnesses said the rockets were launched from a car and were aimed towards the airport on Monday morning. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack
Last military flight left late Saturday Former army head says ministers “asleep on watch” Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended Britain’s airlift from Kabul on Sunday following growing criticism that ministers had been “asleep on watch”, potentially leaving thousands of eligible Afghans behind in the country. Britain, like the United States, has been criticised for failingContinue reading “UK’s Johnson defends Kabul airlift after blame game erupts”
Explosion heard near Kabul airport amid attack warnings. US forces fly out last evacuees from the Afghan capital amid warnings of a ‘specific, credible threat’ at the airport.
By early Friday the growing number of dead had reached 113 civilians, according to an Afghan health ministry source. Crowds returned to Kabul’s airport Friday in an increasingly desperate attempt to escape the country a day after a terrorist attack killed more than 100 civilians and 13 U.S. service members. Evacuation flights resumed with fresh urgency as U.S. forcesContinue reading “More than 100 killed in Kabul attack as evacuations resume, Afghans return to airport despite ISIS threat”
There has been an explosion outside Kabul airport, the Pentagon has confirmed. Details of the explosion remain unclear. A US official has told Reuters news agency the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber. The White House has confirmed that President Biden has been briefed on developments.
The Taliban said it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport. A spokesperson said their skills are needed to rebuild the country. The UN has warned that the Taliban is committing serious violations, including summary executions. A Taliban spokesperson on Tuesday said Afghans will be prevented from going to the airport in Kabul because theirContinue reading “Taliban says it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport as UN warns of ‘credible’ reports of executions”
John Oliver discusses the end of America’s war with Afghanistan, and the humanitarian crisis being left behind.
Afghan soldier killed in clash with unidentified assailants Biden says evacuation ‘hard, painful’, thousands getting out Taliban says no extension to Aug. 31 deadline sought yet WHO can’t send medical supplies because of airport disruption A firefight involving Western forces erupted at Kabul airport on Monday when Afghan guards exchanged fire with unidentified gunmen, Germany’sContinue reading “Firefight involving Western forces erupts amid Kabul airport evacuation chaos”