Two Brits and child of Brit national among dead in horror Kabul airport attack

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Two British adults and the child of a British national have reportedly been killed in the Kabul airport attack, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement: "I was deeply saddened to learn that two British nationals and the child of another British national were killed by yesterday's terror attack, with two more injured.

"These were innocent people and it is a tragedy that as they sought to bring their loved ones to safety in the UK they were murdered by cowardly terrorists.

"Yesterday's despicable attack underlines the dangers facing those in Afghanistan and reinforces why we are doing all we can to get people out. We are offering consular support to their families.

"We will not turn our backs on those who look to us in their hour of need, and we will never be cowed by terrorists."

Two explosions took place near Baron Hotel, on the edge of Hamid Karzai International Airport in what a representative of the US military described as "a complex attack".

The building was predominantly being used by the British military, but no members are thought to have been inside.

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Reuters news agency is reporting that a Taliban spokesman has confirmed at least 13 people have died of their injuries.

Later on Thursday, the BBC reported a source in Kabul had put the death toll as high as 60 with 140 people injured.

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Isis has officially taken credit for the attack.

The bomb reportedly went off in a sewage canal, near where people were queuing for flights. Eyewitnesses report seeing civilians bringing in wheelbarrows to help quickly get injured people out of the area.

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Paul Farthing, known as Pen, who founded the Nowzad shelter in Kabul, is aiming to get 200 dogs and cats out of the country alongside his animal shelter staff.

Mr Farthing, who was outside the airport in a car when the incident occurred, told the PA news agency: “We’re fine but everything is chaos here at the moment.

“All of a sudden we heard gunshots and our vehicle was targeted, had our driver not turned around he would have been shot in the head by a man with an AK-47.

“We’ve been in the airport, and back out of the airport; the whole thing’s a mess.

“There’s not much more I can say at the moment, I need to make sure the animals and everyone is safe.”

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