An explosion has been reported at Kabul airport.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS | There has been an explosion outside Kabul airport the Pentagon has confirmed. It is not yet clear whether there have been causalities.
— George Allison (@geoallison) August 26, 2021
The Ministry of Defence have said:
Our primary concern remains the safety of our personnel, British citizens and the citizens of Afghanistan. We are in close contact with our US and other NATO allies at an operational level on the immediate response to this incident.
— Ministry of Defence Press Office (@DefenceHQPress) August 26, 2021
A Ministry of Defence source told the BBC:
“We don’t have any record of UK military casualties but it’s too early to know for sure.”
British troops were recently been based at Abbey Gate at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport.
“Details of the explosion at Kabul airport remain unclear. There have been some reports of gunfire on the ground.
The explosion has occurred at the Abbey gate entrance where British troops have been stationed in recent days. It was one of three gates that had been closed followings warnings of a terrorist threat. ”
More on this as it develops.