Kabul, April 24 (IANS) A suicide car bombing near an airport rocked eastern city of Khost in Afghanistan on Monday, a source said. Also Read - Breaking News January 20 Updates

“A suicide car bombing struck near the old airport in Khost. We cannot provide details of casualties but fear that there are possible deaths,” Xinhua news agency quoted the source as saying. Also Read - US 'Largely Through' COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Donald Trump as Cases Cross 19-lakh Mark

Khost province public health officials said a minor child who sustained injuries in the attack was shifted to the city hospital. Also Read - India Committed to Strategic Partnership With US, President Kovind to Donald Trump | Highlights

The attack occurred hours after US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit.

Government troops cordoned off the area shortly after the blast in an area where a base of NATO and US forces is also located.

No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.