Rockets Fired at Kabul Airport Intercepted
The attack comes after the US carried out a strike that left three children dead.
Kabul is in bedlams.
Rockets have been fired Monday morning at Hamid Karzai International airport with less than 48 hours remaining for the full US retreat.
Up to 5 rockets have been reported, which according to a US official, were intercepted by the airport’s anti-rocket and a mortar system. As of now, no casualties have been reported.
Three Children Killed by US Strike
On Thursday, a suicide attack on Kabul airport left more than 175 dead, including 162 Afghan civilians and 13 US troops. ISIS-K, the Taliban’s rival in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Sunday, the US carried a drone strike on a car in Kabul, declaring that it killed an IS suicide car bomber preparing to attack the airport. Meanwhile, witnesses have reported that the attack has in fact executed a civilian family of six which included three children.
A two-year-old girl was among the victims.
The US Central Command (Centcom) reiterated its belief of having hit “multiple suicide bombers” while professing its knowledge of “civilian casualties,” saying it will launch an investigation.
Yesterday, Joe Biden received 13 caskets of US troops dead in the Kabul airport’s explosion.