Rocket Attack and Explosion Shakes Kabul

Reports: Rocket Attack and Explosion Shakes Kabul

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Several news sources Sunday reported a rocket attack and subsequent explosion hitting a building near Kabul’s main international airport.

The strike came just hours after U.S. officials warned of the possibility of an attack, as Breitbart News reported.

Local source ToloNews was the first to report the incident:

 

This was quickly followed by other mainstream media outlets:

 

The Associated Press Afghan reported a local police chief confirming the incident, adding the rocket hit a neighborhood northwest of Kabul international airport amid the continued U.S. evacuation.

A source at the Afghan Ministry of Health separately told the BBC the blast was near the airport, while two witnesses told Reuters a house north of the airport – which is effectively under Taliban control – was struck by a rocket.

So far one child has been reported killed.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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