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US Airstrike Hits Attacker Targeting Kabul Airport

The United States conducted an airstrike Sunday against a vehicle that posed a threat to the Kabul airport, following U.S. warnings of an imminent attack in the area. …

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UPDATE: U.S. Central Command statement on defensive strike in Kabul

“We are aware of reports of civilian casualties following our strike on a vehicle in Kabul today.”

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