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.