Ground Report | New Delhi: Another blast in Kabul; Blast heard in Afghan capital Kabul, AFP reports. A former Afghan government security official, it was a rocket that “according to preliminary information hit a house.”
According to the Afghan police chief, a child was killed in a rocket attack northwest of Kabul Airport during the US evacuation. At least two people were killed and three wounded in the attack, according to initial reports, according to the Afghan news agency Iswaka.
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Many people are sharing post-blast pictures on social media. Russian state news agency Sputnik quoting media reports that the rocket fell on a house built in the residential area. According to the news agency, two people have died in the incident while three people have been injured.
Yesterday, US President Joe Biden once again expressed fears of an attack on Kabul Airport. He said there was a risk of a new attack on Kabul airport in 24 to 36 hours.
The blast came three days after an ISIS attack outside Kabul airport killed more than 170 people, including 13 U.S. military personnel, who were trying to flee the Afghan Taliban government.
The United States has responded to a drone strike that killed two senior members of the Islamic State group.
Terrorist threats have hampered U.S. military-led evacuation efforts, and Washington has called for closer security cooperation with the Taliban in the wake of Thursday’s ISIS Khurasan group attack that killed dozens of Afghan civilians, including 13 Americans. Has been forced to prevent such an incident from happening again.