Child killed in rocket strike northwest of Kabul airport

A rocket struck an Afghan neighborhood northwest of Kabul’s airport, killing a child, a police chief said Sunday.

The attack occurred Sunday afternoon in Kabul’s Khuwja Bughra neighborhood near the international airport, said Rashid, a police chief who like many Afghans goes by one name.

The rocket fire comes amid efforts at the airport to evacuate tens of thousands of people trying to flee the Taliban takeover following the fall of the Afghan government.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it comes after an Islamic State’s affiliate carried out a suicide attack that killed over 180 people.

Rocket strike aftermath.
The rocket fire comes as the US winds down a historic airlift that saw tens of thousands evacuated from Kabul’s international airport.
Man throwing water on roof after rocket strike.
Chaos has engulfed Kabul since the Taliban took over two weeks ago.

Following the terror attack, the Taliban increased security around the airfield and the United Kingdom halted its evacuation flights.

The US’s military cargo flights continued their runs into the airport Sunday, ahead of President Biden’s Tuesday deadline to withdraw all troops.

With Post wires


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