The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has confirmed that two British nationals and the child of a third British national were among those killed in the despicable ISIS terrorist attack on Kabul airport yesterday.
Mr Raab also confirmed that at least two other Brits were injured in the attack, which is now confirmed to have killed at least 182 people and injured at least 150.
“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” said Mr Raab.
“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.”
The tragic deaths were confirmed less than a day after former US President Donald Trump paid tribute to more than a dozen American servicemen who were also murdered in the sickening attack.
“These noble American warriors laid down their lives in the line of duty. They sacrifice themselves for the country they loved, racing against time to save their fellow citizens from harm’s way” continued Trump. “They died as American heroes and our nation will honour their memory forever.”
He went on to clarify that “this tragedy should never have taken place. It should never have happened. And it would not have happened if I were your president.”
He’s just one of many high profile figures in recent days to take aim at President Joe Biden and his botched handling of the entire episode, as American authorities and allied countries struggle to rush evacuees out of the Taliban-run country before an arbitrary 31 August deadline.