The U.S. Missile Defense Agency intercepted five rockets fired at Kabul airport in Afghanistan on Monday (30). Information from Reuters news agency.
U.S. President Joe Biden has warned of an attempt to disrupt airport operations.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement that the president had “reaffirmed his order to redouble the efforts of commanders to prioritize what needs to be done to protect the forces at the site.”
The United States is trying to complete the withdrawal of troops and allies by Tuesday. So far, 114,000 people have fled the country and at least 4,000 soldiers are still in Afghanistan.
Video: Pictures show smoke in Kabul after the new eruption
On Sunday, the United States launched a drone strike against ISIS members in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Suspected militants of the Afghan branch of the Islamic State were targeted Islamic State-Corason. The car that carried out the suicide attack to the airport collided.
A U.S. government official said Sunday’s attack was carried out by a drone piloted by agents not even in Afghanistan. According to him, Secondary explosions after the attack demonstrate that the suicide bomber carried large quantities of explosives.
The Taliban are the enemy of the Islamic State in Afghanistan. According to the Associated Press, the Taliban confirmed that the US attack was a suicide bomber in a car planning to attack an airport in Kabul.
Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for the U.S. Central Command, said the military was still trying to determine if civilians had been killed in the attack. For now, according to him, there is no evidence that this happened.
Restrict image near Kabul Airport on August 29, 2021
An explosion was heard near the airport Obscene, Witnesses told Reuters news agency.
Images aired on television from Afghanistan Show the dark smoke in the sky, but there is no information yet about the losses.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the airport.
Reproduction of video showing dark smoke in Kabul on August 29, 2021 – Photo: Reproduction
Two witnesses told Reuters the bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a house on the north side of the airport.
An Afghan official told the New York Times that the blast was caused by a rocket.
Videos on social media show people trying to spray water on a smoky building.
Maxer Technologies satellite imagery shows Kabul International Airport, the capital of Afghanistan, on August 27, 2021.
Thursday was a Explosion outside the airport More than 180 were killed from Kabul. The attack was claimed by the Afghan branch of the Islamic State.
The first American response came on Saturday: Two Islamic State-Corazon leaders have been killed Drone attacks. In addition to these two, a third leader of the terrorist group was wounded. The trio planned to carry out a suicide bombing outside Kabul airport, according to the U.S. military.
On Saturday, US President Joe Biden warned New attack The U.S. bombing of Kabul airport “in the next 24 to 36 hours” is “very likely” and the killing of two members of the Islamic State group “will not be the last”.
“The condition of the site is very dangerous and the threat of a terrorist attack at the airport is high,” the president wrote in a statement after meeting with his military and security advisers.