Two British adults and the child of a British national have been confirmed to be among those killed in the Kabul airport attack.
Foreign secretary Dominic Raab confirmed the deaths and said a further two people were injured in the attack, which US officials now believe to have been one blast at Kabul airport on Thursday, rather than the originally suspected two.
Raab said: “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.”
It is understood the child who died was a teenager, while those injured are an adult British national and an Afghan child with a British family.
Raab added: “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.”
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said: “This is devastating news. My heart goes out to the victims, their families, our personnel on the ground, and to the vulnerable Afghan people stuck in this nightmare situation.
“The UK government must do everything it can to ensure safe routes for the evacuation, relocation and resettlement of those left behind – and substantially increase the number of Afghan refugees the UK plans to take. We must not abandon those we have a responsibility to protect.”