Kabul: Rocket lands near airport after James Mattis arrival

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As per the sources, at least 20 to 30 rockets reportedly landed near Kabul’s international airport after the arrival of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday morning.

Confirming the news, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said in a tweet,“A rocket landed near the airport this morning. No casualties reported,”

It was reported that all flights have been suspended and the airport was evacuated following the attack at the airport.

Kabul airport Chief Yaqub Rassouli told the media that the rockets reportedly took place in the northern part.

He also said that the missiles were fired from Deh Sabz district of Kabul.

Following the attack, Taliban has reportedly taken the responsibility of the attack.

A statement on Resolute Support’s Facebook page reads, “Discussions will focus on the NATO-Afghanistan partnership, including the ongoing NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in support of the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces”.

Kabul airport Chief Yaqub Rassouli said in a statement, “At 11.36 am two missiles were fired on Kabul International Airport from Deh Sabz district, damaging the air force hangers and destroying one helicopter and damaging three other helicopters, but there were no casualties”.

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