ISIS Claims Responsibility For New Rocket Attack On Kabul’s Airport (Photos, Video)

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On December 12, another rocket attack targeted the Afghan capital Kabul. Afghan sources said at least ten rockets were launched at the city.

ISIS Khorasan Province was quick to claim responsibility for the attack in a statement released by the Amaq news agency. The terrorist group said the attack targeted the military section of Kabul International Airport.

The Afghan Interior Affairs Ministry said the rockets landed near the airport as well as in different parts of Kabul. The Hawashinasi area in PD9, Zan Abad area in PD9 and Khwaja Rawash area in PD15 were hit.

According to TOLO News, one person was killed and at least two others were injured as a result of the rocket attack on Kabul and its airport. ISIS terrorists fired rockets from an improvised launcher. Afghan authorities said the launch vehicle was parked in the Lab-e-Jar area, north of Kabul.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For New Rocket Attack On Kabul’s Airport (Photos, Video)

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This was the second rocket attack in the city in a month. On November 21, at least 23 rockets fired by ISIS terrorists struck Kabul, killing eight people and injuring many others.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For New Rocket Attack On Kabul’s Airport (Photos, Video)

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The security of the Afghan capital is not the only issue facing Afghan authorities. Violence is still spreading throughout the war-torn country.

  • On December 11, Taliban forces attacked Afghan Army positions in the Ab Kamari area.
  • On December 11, rocket attacks on Imam Saheb district killed 2 people.
  • On December 11, 4 fighters of government forces were allegedly killed in a Taliban ambush near Balkh.
  • On December 12, Hamdullah Mohib National Security Adviser of Afghanistan met with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, Abbas Araghchi. Both sides discussed bilateral relations and the peace process.

Despite the ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban, Afghanistan is still far from being safe or stable. The threat of terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda will likely stay on for years to come.

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