Boris Johnson to chair emergency COBRA after Kabul airport blast

BORIS Johnson will chair an emergency COBRA meeting today after the tragic Kabul airport blast.

The PM has been updated on the latest situation on the ground in Afghanistan – amid reports that 13 have died in suicide blasts.

Desperate Afghans have just hours to flee the country before US troops leave on Monday.

Last night the UK and US warned of a possible terror attack as militants take advantage of the chaos in Kabul as thousands try to get to the airport and on flights to get out of the area.

And this afternoon it is feared at least 13 are dead after two separate attacks in the area.

A US official confirmed the first blast at Abbey Gate was caused by a suicide bomb, with initial reports suggesting the second explosion was a car bomb.

A No 10 spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister has been updated on the situation at the airport in Kabul and will chair a COBR later this afternoon.”

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