US carried out military strike in Kabul targeting possible suicide bomb: Officials

The US carried out a military strike on Sunday in Kabul targeting a possible suicide bomber, two US officials told Reuters.

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The Taliban spokesman says the strike targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to attack Kabul airport.

Zabihullah Mujahid said in a message to journalists that the strike happened Sunday.

US military officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

The incident happened as police said a rocket struck a neighborhood just northwest of Kabul’s international airport Sunday as the US evacuation there winds down following the Taliban’s lightning takeover of the country, killing a child.

The two strikes initially appeared to be separate incidents, though information on both remained scarce.

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