ISIL Claims Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Kabul Airport, Says Attacked With 6 Katyusha Rockets
Kabul airport attack: Issuing a statement, the ISIL said by the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted Kabul International Airport with six Katyusha rockets.
Kabul: The ISIL (ISIS) armed group on Monday claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Kabul airport, the group’s Nasher News said on its Telegram channel. It was reported by Al Arabiya news agency.
“By the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted Kabul International Airport with six Katyusha rockets,” it said.
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Earlier in the day, a US official said that the US anti-missile defenses intercepted as many as five rockets fired at Kabul’s airport early on Monday.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Kabul airport on Monday, the group's Nasher News said on its Telegram channel: Reuters #Afghanistan https://t.co/u8VHLGvAS3
— ANI (@ANI) August 30, 2021
On Monday, the rockets struck a neighbourhood near Kabul’s international airport amid the ongoing US withdrawal from Afghanistan. Gunfire immediately followed the explosions but it wasn’t immediately clear who was firing.
A witness who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals said they heard the sound of three explosions and then saw a flash, like fire, in the sky.
On Sunday, a US drone strike blew up a vehicle carrying multiple suicide bombers from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate on Sunday before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport, American officials said. An Afghan official said three children were killed in the strike. The U.S. is to withdraw from Afghanistan by Tuesday.
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