Rockets, grenades fired at Kabul airport after Mattis arrival

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Forty to 45 rockets and rocket-propelled grenades landed near a passenger terminal at Kabul’s international airport Wednesday less than two hours after U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived there.

Mattis had already left the airport aboard helicopters to attend a meeting with Afghanistan’s President Ghani when the attack occurred.

There was one unconfirmed report of one injury associated with the rocket attack. Officials said it was not a direct hit on the passenger terminal.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mattis arrived in Kabul just after 11 p.m. ET — 7:30 a.m. in Kabul –after spending Tuesday in India. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was also on the flight.


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