Pentagon says explosion occurred outside Kabul airport

An explosion has occurred outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a tweet Thursday morning. President Joe Biden has reportedly been briefed on the blast, and is meeting his national security team on Afghanistan. Kirby said casualties were "unclear at this time" and that extra details would be provided when the Pentagon can give them. Biden is sticking to a Tuesday deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Pentagon says explosion occurred outside Kabul airport
An explosion has occurred outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a tweet Thursday morning. President Joe Biden has reportedly been briefed on the blast, and is meeting his national security team on Afghanistan. Kirby said casualties were "unclear at this time" and that extra details would be provided when the Pentagon can give them. Biden is sticking to a Tuesday deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.