Kabul(September 27, 2017): Several rockets landed near Kabul’s international airport on Wednesday shortly after US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital for talks, an official said.
“A rocket landed near the airport this morning. No casualties reported,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said in a tweet.
According to foreign news, between 20 to 30 rockets landed around Hamid Karzai International Airport in the centre of Kabul; the attack started at about 11:15am (local time).
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Officials say that the airport is being evacuated and all flights have been cancelled for now.
Earlier, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan, the first member of Donald Trump’s cabinet to visit the war-torn country since he pledged to stay the course in America’s longest war.
The rockets struck near the airport’s military section. There were no reports of casualties or immediate claim of responsibility.