U.S. airstrike hits suicide bomber, as officials warn of ‘exceedingly dangerous moment’ in Afghanistan


The Pentagon confirmed on Sunday that the U.S. military conducted a drone strike in Kabul, successfully destroying an “imminent” threat to the airport in the Afghan capital where American troops are conducting a massive evacuation effort.

The attack was carried out on the same day President Joe Biden took part in the dignified transfer of service members killed on Thursday by a suicide bomber outside the gates of the airport. It also occurred amid a steady increase in violence ahead of the president’s Aug. 31 deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of war — a decision that officials and politicians

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