The United States has rescued more than 114,000 people from Kabul airport. However, the mission, will officially end on Tuesday. Thousands of US troops will leave Afghanistan.
The United States stands ready to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan. August 31 is the deadline. Earlier on Monday, rockets flew over the Afghan capital, Kabul. A U.S. official told Reuters news agency that five rockets had been fired at Kabul airport, which had been intercepted by the U.S. anti-missile system. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Since the radical Islamist Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the escape of frightened people on US-led rescue flights has begun. The United States has rescued more than 114,000 people from Kabul airport. However, the mission, will officially end on Tuesday. Thousands of US troops will leave Afghanistan.
There have been attacks on Kabul airport before
The Islamic State Khorasan, a rival of the Taliban, posed the biggest threat to the US withdrawal. The terrorist group claimed the responsibility of a suicide bombing at the airport last weekend. The attack killed more than 100 people, including 13 U.S. soldiers. Biden had warned that more attacks were likely. The United States has said it carried out an airstrike on a vehicle packed with explosives in Kabul on Sunday night.
On Sunday, the residents of Kabul heard explosions
This was followed by the sound of a rocket flying over Kabul on Monday morning, according to AFP reporters in the city. People living near the airport said they heard the sound of the missile defense system being activated. Smoke was also seen rising near the airport. A Taliban spokesman confirmed Sunday’s incident, saying a car bomb had been detonated near the airport.
The United States has been accused of killing several civilians in air strikes throughout the war. It is also a major reason for America losing local support. “We are aware of reports of civilian casualties following an attack on a vehicle in Kabul today,” Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement. The U.S. military is investigating, Urban said. “We will be deeply saddened by any possible loss of innocent life,” he said.
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