KABUL AIRPORT BOMBARDED WITH ROCKETS AS US SECRETARY OF STATE LANDED.

 

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Article posted  by: White Nation correspondent Tennessee USA   September 27   2017

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

DEFENSE Secretary Mattis was the ‘target of a Taliban attack’ that saw 29 rockets land at Kabul airport, leaving one Afghan dead and 11 others injured. 

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was the intended target of a rocket attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to the Taliban . The volley of missiles struck near the military section of the international airport. At least one Afghan woman was killed and 11 others wounded when up to 40 rockets, including 29 rocket-propelled grenades, were fired.Officials said the airport was evacuated and all flights had been cancelled. The attack came hours after Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital. The  Islamic State has also claimed responsibility for the attack on Kabul airport .

A video has been released showing a militant firing one of the 40 rockets, which killed at least one Afghan woman and injured 11 others. Another 29 rocket-propelled grenades were fired toward Kabul international airport after Mattis touched down. Mattis condemned the attack as a ‘criminal act by terrorists’, adding that it was a ‘classic definition of what the Taliban are up to here now’.  The Taliban claimed responsibility and its spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, tweeted that Mattis’ plane had been the target of the attack.

The volley of missiles struck near the military section of the airport, said Afghan interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish. Danish said Afghan security forces surrounded an area where where they suspected the rockets might have been fired.  ‘A search operation is underway in the area by police units,’ he said.  Special forces troops brought the attack under control and three of the people involved were all killed, according to Danish.

The attack came hours after Mattis arrived in the Afghan capital – the first member of Donald Trump’s cabinet to visit the war-torn country since his pledge to stay the course in America’s longest war. Officials said the airport and immediate area was evacuated and all flights had been cancelled, according to an Afghan news channel.  The Islamic State also claimed responsibility for the attack via the group’s AMAQ news agency.  The news agency said ‘infiltrators’ used SPG-9 rockets and mortars for the attack.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was the intended target of a rocket attack at Kabul international airport on Wednesday, according to the Taliban. He is pictured above arriving at Resolute Support Mission headquarters in Kabul on Wednesday

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was the intended target of a rocket attack at Kabul international airport on Wednesday, according to the Taliban. He is pictured above arriving at Resolute Support Mission headquarters in Kabul on Wednesday

The unannounced high-level visit comes as Afghanistan’s beleaguered security forces struggle to beat back the Taliban, which has been on the offensive since the withdrawal of US-led NATO combat troops at the end of 2014. Mattis, along with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, will meet President Ashraf Ghani and other top officials to discuss the US-led NATO ‘train and assist‘ mission designed to strengthen Afghanistan’s military so it can defend the country on its own. Discussions will focus on the NATO-Afghanistan partnership, including the ongoing NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in support of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces,’ a statement on Resolute Support’s Facebook page said.

Multiple rockets landed near Kabul's international airport on Wednesday after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew to the Afghan capital for talks, an official said

 

Multiple rockets landed near Kabul’s international airport on Wednesday after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew to the Afghan capital for talks, an official said

US generals have for months been calling the situation in Afghanistan a stalemate, despite years of support for Afghan partners, continued help from a NATO coalition and an overall cost in fighting and reconstruction to the United States of more than $1 trillion. The war turns 16 in October and America is pressing NATO partners to increase their own troop levels in the country to help Afghan forces get the upper hand in the grinding battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State group.  The resurgent Taliban have promised to turn Afghanistan into a ‘graveyard‘ for foreign forces and have been mounting deadly attacks as they maintain their grip on large swathes of the country.

 

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack on his official Twitter account

As of February only about 60 percent of Afghanistan’s 407 districts were reported to be under government control, according to the US watchdog agency SIGAR. Under Trump’s plan, the US is sending more than 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, on top of the 11,000 already on the ground, to train and advise the country’s security forces. NATO allies have around 5,000 troops deployed around the country. Mattis flew to Kabul from New Delhi where he met his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, who made it clear that India would not deploy troops to Afghanistan as part of Trump’s strategy.

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