Multiple missiles were fired at the airport of Afghan capital Kabul this morning. Part was intercepted by a missile defense system, says a U.S. Officer against Reuters news agency. It‘s not known who launched them yet.
It would be five missiles, but it’s still unclear if the defense system has knocked it all down. A witness tells the AP news agency that three explosions were heard. According to the first reports, there were no casualties.
Meanwhile, footage of the burnt out car from which the missiles would have been fired:
There was already evidence that the IS-K terrorist group fighters would attack the airport with missiles. After warnings about that, the US installed missile defense systems.
US forces are in the process of evacuating the last U.S. citizens and Afghans at risk as the Taliban are in power. According to plan, the Americans will withdraw all the way from the city in the next 24 hours. The White House reports in a statement that the evacuations are being continued.
Last weekend, U.S. President Biden said that the conditions under which evacuations take place remain extremely dangerous. New attacks are highly likely, according to his military leaders.
Yesterday, the US Army performed another drone attack on a car that was on its way to the airport of the Afghan capital. The US suspects that it included one or more IS-K fighters who wanted to commit an attack.
Last week, an IS-K suicide attack outside the airport killed at least 169 Afghans and 13 US soldiers.