US missile targets suicide bomber ‘aiming to attack Kabul airport’ – BBC News

US officials have said an Afghanistan operation – an air strike involving a drone – targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who was aiming to carry out an attack at Kabul airport.

“We are confident we hit the target we were aiming for,” a military official told the BBC’s US partner network CBS.

“Initial reports indicate there were no civilian casualties,” the official said, adding: “Secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material.”

A spokesman for the Taliban also said the US airstrike had targeted a suspected bomber travelling in a car, according to the Associated Press.

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