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Nine family members killed in blast near Kabul airport: Reports

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Nine family members including six children were killed after a US strike targeted ISIS-K bombers in Kabul on Sunday, according to CNN.

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Earlier reports citing an Afghan police chief suggested the blast was due to a rocket attack.

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A security official from the recently deposed government told AFP it was a rocket that “initial information shows hit a house.”

The US carried out a military strike on Sunday in Kabul, two US officials told Reuters.

The two strikes initially appeared to be separate incidents, though information on both remained scarce.

An ISIS-K attack outside Kabul airport on Thursday killed more than 170 people including 13 US military personnel as Afghans queued up attempting to flee Taliban rule.

The US retaliated with a drone strike that they say killed two top ISIS-K members.

US President Joe Biden warned on Saturday that another attack was highly likely.

With agencies

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