US airstrikes target suicide bombers on vehicles heading to Kabul Airport: Taliban


A Tulliburn spokesman said US airstrikes targeted suicide bombers who attempted to attack Kabul airport on Sunday during a US-led airport evacuation.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the main Taliban spokesman, told The Associated Press and other media that the strike happened on Sunday. U.S. military officials are not on record to confirm the strike, and the Epoch Times contacted the Pentagon for comment.

Nameless U.S. official Said Reuters and other media outlets reported on Sunday that a military attack had begun on a suicide car bomb that may have targeted the airport. Witnesses told Al Jazeera that a large explosion was heard near the facility and the footage showed black smoke rising in the sky.

The incident occurs after the Pentagon confirms that it has killed two ISIS-K terrorists in Afghanistan over the weekend.

“The fact that two of these individuals are no longer walking on the surface of the globe is a good thing,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters Saturday.

The airstrike came in retaliation for the bombing at Kabul Airport, which killed 13 U.S. military members and many other civilians last week. ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the explosion.

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Taliban militants are guarding the August 26 bombing site in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 27, 2021. (Wakirkosar via Getty Images / AFP)

“We haven’t been thinking for a moment to clarify what happened yesterday,” Kirby said. “It’s not a minute. But do you believe we’re the bad guys who can do good goals, do bad things, and plan bad missions? Absolutely. And that’s their future ability. Do you think it will have some impact? Absolutely. “

A few days ago, Kirby told reporters that thousands of ISIS members could have been released from prison after the Taliban hijacked Afghanistan earlier this month.

The airstrikes occur when President Joe Biden and other executives receive serious bipartisan criticism of how he handled his withdrawal from Afghanistan. Biden said in a press conference comment that he and other White House officials provided conflicting information about the situation in Kabul, but he must defend his administration’s response and withdraw. ..

US Embassy in Kabul issued Saturday’s warning is that Americans near the airport should “leave the airport area immediately” because of the possibility of another attack.

On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Brinken said about 300 Americans remained in the country.

“We’re depressed into a population of less than 300 Americans still there, and we’re actively working these times and lately to get rid of these people,” he said. I told ABC News.

Jack phillips

Jack phillips

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Jack Phillips is a New York-based reporter for The Epoch Times.