Explosion Rocks Kabul Near Airport …Update: U.S. Air Strike in Kabul Reported

A house near the Kabul airport was hit Sunday afternoon local time, reportedly killing a child and injuring several others. There are unconfirmed reports of more explosions.



Updates as warranted.

UPDATE: Reuters reports the U.S. conducted an air strike in Kabul, “The United States has carried out a strike in Kabul, two U.S. officials tell Reuters citing initial information.”

AP, “Taliban spokesman says a US airstrike targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to strike Kabul airport.”

ABC, “A U.S. government official tells ABC News the U.S. conducted an airstrike to take out a vehicle-borne IED in Kabul that posed a threat to the airport.”

UPDATE: The AP reports the two explosions are likely unconnected, “The Taliban said that a U.S. airstrike targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle Sunday who wanted to attack the Kabul international airport amid the American military’s evacuation there. There were few initial details about the incident, as well as a rocket that struck a neighborhood just northwest of the airport, killing a child. The two strikes initially appeared to be separate incidents, though information on both remained scarce…Zabihullah Mujahid said in a message to journalists that the strike targeted the bomber as he drove a vehicle loaded with explosives. Mujahid offered few other details.”

CNN, “The US carried out a defensive airstrike via drone in Kabul Sunday targeting a suspected ISIS-K car bomb that was targeting the airport, a US defense official tells @OrenCNN. The official said a significant secondary explosion indicated substantial amount of explosive material.”

UPDATE: AP now reports car had multiple suicide bombers, ” “US officials: Drone strikes vehicle with ‘multiple suicide bombers’ on way to #Kabul airport; threat believed eliminated.”

Purported video of attack aftermath:

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