Afghanistan news: Latest on blasts reported outside Kabul airport



Three Southern California households who grew to become stranded in Afghanistan whereas visiting relations over the summer time have made it safely out of whereas 5 others stay caught as chaos continues to unfold across the nation’s essential airport.

Two households departed Afghanistan Thursday, in keeping with Howard Shen, spokesperson for the Cajon Valley Union Faculty District, close to San Diego. A 3rd household had additionally departed and returned to the US on Wednesday, he mentioned. 

Shen estimated that 5 extra households from the college district, consisting of 14 college students and eight dad and mom, are nonetheless in Afghanistan. The determine marked a rise from Wednesday when Shen believed {that a} whole of six CVUSD households had been in Afghanistan, noting that info is fluid and continually evolving. He mentioned the district is working with California Rep. Darrell Issa’s workplace, and different nationwide safety officers to help the households with a secure exit. 

The departures come as lethal explosions rocked the world outdoors Kabul’s airport on Thursday because the US and different Western nations raced to finish a large evacuation of their residents and Afghan allies following the Taliban takeover of the nation. 


“We don’t consider any of our college students had been harm in the course of the explosion,” Shen advised CNN of the bombing close to the Kabul Airport.

President Biden on Thursday vowed to proceed evacuations regardless of the phobia assault.

The Cajon Valley Union Faculty District, which is residence to a really massive immigrant and refugee inhabitants, largely from Afghanistan and Iraq, can be providing counseling help to all college students in want within the wake of current occasions.

“Cajon Valley Union Faculty District Neighborhood and Employees wait with open arms for the secure return of all of our households,” Shen mentioned in a press release.

Shen on Wednesday mentioned he believed that six CVUSD households had been in Afghanistan, noting that the data is fluid and continually evolving.


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