Two British citizens killed in a bomb attack at Kabul Airport


The British Foreign Minister said yesterday’s bomb attack at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan killed two British citizens, along with the children of another British citizen.

Dominic Raab said in a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 27 that two other British citizens were also injured in the attack, killing a total of more than 90 people, including 13 US troops.

“These are innocent people, and it’s a tragedy that they were killed by timid terrorists when they tried to safely take their loved ones in Britain,” Rab said in a statement. ..

“Yesterday’s sneaky attacks highlight the dangers facing Afghan people and why we are doing everything we can to get rid of them. We are their family. We provide consular support to. “

“We don’t turn our backs on those who look at us when we need them, and we don’t give in to terrorists.”

The bombing was claimed by ISIS-K, a local Afghan debris group of the ISIS terrorist group, which was itself a branch of al-Qaeda.

Raab’s announcement was that more than 1,000 people could be evacuated as the last British evacuation flight departed Kabul and British troops scrambled to withdraw before the August 31 deadline. It takes place when leaving the Afghans.

Defense Minister Ben Wallace said Friday morning that the evacuation processing center would be closed and only 1,000 people already in the airport would be airlifted. “We’re looking for ways to keep finding as many people as possible in the crowd, but overall the main process is now over and it’s only a matter of time,” he said. Told to.

Wallace told LBC Radio that about 800 to 1,100 Afghans who were eligible to leave the country in cooperation with Britain would be left behind.

According to the latest Defense Ministry data, the total number of people airlifted by British troops since mid-August is currently 13,708.

Approximately 8,000 of them are eligible to come to the UK under the Afghanistan Relocation Assistance Policy set up for translators and other staff currently at risk of retaliation from the Taliban, supporting the UK authorities. It is a person.

British troops withdraw before US troops, but Defense Ministers have not given accurate endpoints for operational security.

Evacuation activities ended today, four days before the August 31 deadline, to allow the military to leave the country safely.

Wallace previously warned that the threat from terrorist groups “would increase as we approached leaving,” following yesterday’s bombing.

Simon Veazey

Simon Veazey

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Simon Veazey is a UK-based journalist who has been reporting on the Epoch Times since 2006 on a variety of beats, from detailed coverage of British and European politics to web-based writing of the latest news.