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12:58 p.m. Summertime

British evacuation efforts in Kabul continue despite terrorist attack

Britain’s evacuation efforts in Afghanistan continue despite the “barbaric” terrorist attack on Kabul airport, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

PA media

#Breaking British evacuation efforts in Afghanistan continue despite the “barbaric” terrorist attack on Kabul airport, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said

August 26, 2021

12.55 p.m. Summertime

Norway can no longer support the evacuation of the remaining citizens from the Afghan capital, said the foreign minister Ine Eriksen Soereide has said.

“The doors at the airport are now closed and it is no longer possible to get people in,” Söreide told TV2.

12.45 p.m. Summertime

Following on from this last post, this is the statement made by the Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheenwho condemn the bombings on behalf of the Islamic Emirates

Suhail Shaheen. Mohammad Soheil Shahin
(@ suhailshaheen1)

The Islamic Emirate strongly condemns the bombing of civilians at Kabul airport, which took place in an area where security is in the hands of US forces.
The Islamic emirate pays great attention to the safety and protection of its people, and evil circles are strictly stopped.

August 26, 2021

Updated at 12:45 p.m. EDT

12.42 p.m. Summertime

The Taliban have condemned the bombings at Kabul International Airport and said the attacks took place in an area controlled by US forces, reports PA Media.

PA media

#Breaking The Taliban have condemned the bombings in front of Kabul airport, stating that they occurred in an area controlled by US forces

August 26, 2021

12:39 p.m. Summertime

An Afghan who has a British passport and lives in Derby told of frightening scenes a few hours before the bomb attack.

He, his wife and five children, ages 11 months to 13 years old, had spent four days in line but made it to the head of the Baron Hotel, the British Army rally point, last night.

“We waited for the British Army to call us, but they never did,” Ahmad said. Then Taliban units suddenly entered the area.

They shot in the air and shouted: “Get out, get out!”. My children screamed and couldn’t stop crying. People crowded each other, people were crushed. But we ran away and we’re home now, scared of going out. It was terrible. We are safe, but we are scared. We think this is the end for us and the British Army will no longer fly.

12:38 p.m. Summertime

As we previously reported, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters that there was no evidence from the White House on Thursday that Joe Biden plans to change August 31st US Retreat after a double explosion at Kabul Airport.

The US President was meeting with his senior national security advisers in the White House Situation Room when reports of the explosions he and other officials had warned about were released.

Biden, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Vice President Kamala Harris monitored the events in Afghanistan via video link in a secure room in a meeting that lasted well over two hours.

The bombings, which left several victims outside of Kabul airport, forced Biden to postpone his first face-to-face meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, at least until later that day.

He canceled a meeting with a bipartisan group of state governors to temporarily accommodate or relocate Afghan refugees flown out of Afghanistan.

Biden “will continue to receive updates on the evolving situation throughout the day,” the White House said.

Biden said Tuesday the United States is well on its way to completing its withdrawal by August 31.

12.35 p.m. Summertime

Three US Marines were injured in the attack, NBC News reported, citing three US military officials.

Raf Sanchez

NEW: Three U.S. Marines were injured in the attack on Kabul airport, U.S. officials say @NBCNews.

August 26, 2021

Updated at 12:39 p.m. EDT

12.33 p.m. Summertime

the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has condemned a “terrorist attack that killed and injured a number of civilians” near the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a UN spokesman said.

“This incident highlights the volatility of the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, but it also strengthens our resolve as we continue to provide urgent aid across the country in support of the Afghan people,” Stéphane Dujarric told reporters.

He said that “as far as we currently know” there were no casualties among UN workers.

Updated at 12:39 p.m. EDT

12.30 p.m. Summertime

the United Kingdom urged airlines to avoid Afghan airspace below 25,000 feet after the attack on Kabul airport.

This is from the traffic secretariat, Grant Shapps.

Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

After the shocking scenes in Afghanistan today, I issued a NOTAM (Notice to Aviation) further instructing airlines to avoid Afghan airspace below 25,000 feet. We will keep an eye on this.

August 26, 2021

Updated at 12:31 PM EDT

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