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Taliban: US airstrike hits suicide bomber seeking to target Kabul airport

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban spokesman says a US military airstrike has targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to attack the Kabul international airport amid the American evacuation there.

Zabihullah Mujahid says in a message to journalists that the strike happened today.

US military officials can’t be immediately reached for comment.

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

The two strikes initially appear to be separate incidents, though information on both remain scarce.

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