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Explosion targeting US forces at Kabul airport

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The Pentagon said Thursday that an explosion occurred in the vicinity of Kabul airport, coinciding with the continuation of evacuations from Afghanistan.

The ministry explained that the bombing resulted in casualties, including wounded soldiers from the US army, but the number is not clear so far.

For his part, a US official told Reuters that initial reports indicate that the Kabul explosion was caused by a suicide bombing, according to preliminary information.

The US Embassy in Afghanistan issued an urgent warning to the Americans at the Kabul airport, the capital.

The embassy said in a statement: “We advise American nationals not to go to Kabul airport at the present time and to leave the airport immediately.”

Australia and Britain issued similar warnings, telling them to stay away from Kabul airport because of the “very high risk of a terrorist attack”.

These warnings were received after US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken confirmed that the Taliban had pledged to allow Americans and Afghan citizens at risk to leave after US forces withdrew on August 31.

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