The launches intercepted by the American anti-missile system. Yesterday a US drone foiled another attack, however, causing nine victims (6 children)
The tension in Afghanistan does not stop. At around 5 o’clock, at least five rockets were fired towards Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. There would be no injuries. Confirmation comes from a United States official at ABC News. The missiles were intercepted by the US anti-missile system. According to a US official heard by CNN, it is likely that the rockets were launched by Isis-K (Province of Khorasan), the terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for last Thursday’s attack in the Afghan capital.
Several witnesses state that the rockets, fortunately intercepted, hit Salim Karwan, a neighborhood near the Kabul International Airport. Shots followed immediately after the explosions, but it is not clear where they came from.
At the moment, an official reports, there is no news of victims. According to rumors, the rockets were fired from a car near Khorshid Private University near the Lab Jar Khairkhana intersection, towards Kabul airport.
The tension, therefore, is skyrocketing and these are crucial hours because the ultimatum of the Taliban who ordered Westerners to leave the country by 31 August will expire.
Biden was informed: “Protect the American forces on the spot”
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Cabinet Chief Ron Klain briefed President Joe Biden about the rocket attack. “The president – reports the White House in a note – was informed that operations continue without interruption at the airport and reiterated his order that the commanders” redouble their efforts and do everything necessary to protect the American forces on the ground. “.
The thwarted attack yesterday
Meanwhile, yesterday another American drone hit an ISIS vehicle, with kamikaze ready to hit US troops again at Kabul airport, thus preventing a massacre perhaps even worse than that of Friday. Nine victims, including 6 children and 4 other people were injured.
The car was loaded with explosives and the terrorist wanted to break through one of the entrances, now manned by the Taliban, and massacre the soldiers engaged in the retreat. US Intelligence, most likely primed by the Taliban themselves, identified them in a neighborhood adjacent to the airport. The unmanned aircraft destroyed the machine and triggered secondary explosions. There could also be civilian casualties because at the same time eyewitnesses told Ariana TV of another explosion, “due to a rocket,” which nearly demolished a house in the same area. This hypothesis was later denied.