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.