Rockets fired at Kabul airport


Kabul – August 30 (Online): Several rockets have been fired at Kabul airport on Monday, but were intercepted before hitting their targets.
It is unknown that who fired them, but US administration and President Biden have been constantly warning of more likely attacks.
On Sunday, there was a suicide bombing attempt, which was nullified through a drone attack, US military said.
At least nine civilians died in that attack, media reports revealed.
Having evacuated about 114,400 people, including foreign nationals and Afghans deemed “at risk”, in an effort that began a day before Kabul fell to the Taliban on Aug. 15, U.S. and allied forces are set to complete their own withdrawal by a Tuesday deadline agreed with the Islamist militants.
The number of U.S. troops at the airport had fallen below 4,000 over the weekend, as departures became more urgent after an Islamic State suicide bomb attack outside the gates on Thursday killed scores of Afghans and 13 U.S. troops.
Afghan media said Monday’s rocket attack was launched from the back of a vehicle. The Pajhwok news agency said several rockets struck different parts of the Afghan capital.
Initial reports did not indicate any U.S. casualties from the latest rocket attack, the U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters news agency.