After a rocket landed near Kabul’s international airport today shortly after US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital for talks, three explosions were reported in a span of 25 minutes in the city.
“A rocket landed near the airport this morning. No casualties reported,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said in a tweet.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
At least 20 to 30 rockets reportedly landed near the airport. According to TOLO News, the rocket attack started at about 11.15am with eyewitnesses saying as many as ten were fired at the airport.
Reports have said that a number of rockets have landed at Hamid Karzai International Airport in the centre of Kabul. Officials say the airport is being evacuated and all flights are cancelled for now.
No details on casualties yet.
Here are the live updates:
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#KabulAttack - Reports indicate between 20 and 30 rockets landed in airport and surrounds but target could be NATO base adjoining airport
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#Rocket landed around Kabul Airport while US def Sec Mattis & NATO Sec Gen Stoltenberg are in Kabul. I counted at least 13 explosion