Afghanistan live news: US carries out drone strike against Islamic State; American citizens warned to leave Kabul airport gates ‘immediately’

US warns citizens to leave airport gates and not to travel to airport; US drone strike killed Islamic State member, no civilians

Here is our full story on the airstrike:

Related: US airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan

The Washington Post has looked at the security challenges at Kabul’s airport.

The Post reports that:

At a typical well-defended military installation, security centers on what officials call ‘defence in depth,’ something that appeared to be impossible to establish at the airport, said Sam Lerman, an Air Force security forces veteran whose unit protected Bagram air base in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012.

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