Rockets hit Kabul airport after Mattis arrives

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis touches down in Kabul, Afghanistan for a visit, Wednesday, 27 September.

Insurgents fired multiple rockets at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport on Wednesday hours after Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit. Both the Taliban and the Islamic State claimed responsibility. The Taliban said Mattis was the target. The attack occurred after Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Kabul for talks with Afghan leaders. They also will meet with U.S. forces. Kabul’s airport chief said two missiles damaged air force hangars, destroying one helicopter and damaging three others, although there were no casualties.

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