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ISIS claims responsibility for rocket attack on Kabul airport, as White House says evacuation continues unhindered

ISIS claims responsibility for rocket attack on Kabul airport, as White House says evacuation continues unhindered

The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the new attack on Kabul airport, stating it launched six rockets at the facility. The US said the incident has not interrupted the ongoing evacuation.

Kabul’s international airport came under rocket attack on Monday morning, with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) claiming responsibility for it later in the day.

The terrorist group said it launched six unguided rockets at the airport, without elaborating whether it actually scored any hits. According to media reports citing US officials, at least five of the projectiles were intercepted by the facility’s air defenses.

The White House issued a brief statement on the incident, with Press Secretary Jen Psaki saying President Joe Biden has been briefed on the attack. The incident has not hindered operations at the airport, Psaki added.

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FILE PHOTO: People walk on the street leading to the airport's Abbey gate where a blast occurred two days earlier, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 28, 2021. © REUTER/Stringer
Several rockets target Kabul airport, US military activate missile defenses to repel attack – reports

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