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US drone targets ‘explosive-laden vehicle’ heading towards Kabul airport

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(Lalit K Jha) Washington, Aug 29 (PTI) The US military on Sunday confirmed that it targeted “an explosives-laden vehicle” on its way to Kabul’s international airport, where US forces were trying to evacuate people. engaged in the campaign. US Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban said: “US forces today launched an unmanned drone attack on a self-defense vehicle in Kabul, averting an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamid Karzai International Airport. Gaya.” Urban said, “We are confident that we will hit the target.

(Lalit K Jha) Washington, Aug 29 (PTI) The US military confirmed on Sunday that it targeted “an explosives-laden vehicle” on its way to Kabul’s international airport, where US forces are working to evacuate people. .

US Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban said: “US forces today launched an unmanned drone attack on a self-defense vehicle in Kabul, averting an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamid Karzai International Airport. Gaya.”

“We are confident that we were able to hit the target,” Urban said. There was an indication of a lot of explosive material in the vehicle.

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The US is assessing the possibility of civilian casualties, although there is no indication at this time. “We remain alert to potential future threats,” Urban said in a statement.

Earlier, a Taliban spokesman said in a message to journalists in Afghanistan that the US attack targeted a suicide bomber as he was driving a vehicle laden with explosives.

The US launched a second drone strike on Sunday after 169 Afghans and 13 US soldiers were killed in bombings at Kabul airport. The US military said on Saturday that it had killed two Islamic State-affiliated ISIS-K militants in a drone strike. ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the attack on Kabul airport.

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