US says drone kills suicide bombers targeting Kabul airport

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. says a drone struck a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate before they could target the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport.

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 Taliban initially described the two strikes as separate incidents, though information on both remained scarce and witnesses heard only one large blast Sunday in the Afghan capital.

The airstrike came as the United States winds down a historic airlift that saw tens of thousands evacuated from Kabul’s airport since the Taliban took over the country two weeks ago.

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