Videos: Child Killed In A Rocket Attack Near Kabul Airport As The U.S. Conducted An Air Strike

The United States warned of a “specific, credible threat” near Kabul airport on Sunday as its forces rush to complete evacuations from Afghanistan by the August 31 deadline and the Taliban prepares to take charge of the key airfield.

In a security alert, the US embassy in Kabul warned of an attack in specific areas of Kabul airport, including its access gates, as US President Joe Biden told reporters in Washington, DC, his commanders informed him another “attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours”.

The United States carried out a military strike on Sunday in Kabul, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strike targeted suspected ISIS-K militants. They said they were citing initial information and cautioned it could change.

Taliban spox Zabihullah Mujahid says the U.S. airstrike has targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to strike Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The development happened just a day after the U.S. said another terror attack in Kabul was imminent.

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A child was also killed in the blast northwest of the airport, an Afghan police chief told the Associated Press. It is currently unknown if there are any other casualties.

Rashid, the Kabul police chief who goes by one name, says the rocket struck Sunday afternoon.

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