There has been a reported explosion at Kabul airport

The incident is said to have taken place outside the Abbey Gate – where American and British forces have been stationed

The US says there have been some casualties, but the number is unknown. The UK says there is no record of British casualties so far

It comes after warnings that there could be militant attacks, as nations evacuate people ahead of a 31 August deadline

Canada joins several European nations in wrapping up operations but the US says it will continue up to the deadline

Huge crowds of people have built up at Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan as people try to flee Taliban rule, Westerners and Afghans who worked for foreign missions want to leave after Taliban militants came back to power

BBC