Explosion at Kabul airport after US warns of terror threat

This handout photo taken and provided by the German armed forces Bundeswehr on August 17, 2021 shows a paratrooper dog handler at the airport in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, shortly before the weapons reception and departure to Kabul, Afghanistan, during a military evacuation operation. PHOTO/AFP

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  • US and allied officials have said they had intelligence that suicide bombers were threatening to attack the airport.

A large explosion rocked Kabul airport Thursday, the Pentagon said, after Western nations warned of an imminent terror threat and as thousands of people gathered hoping for a flight out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. 

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