On Monday, a missile defense system in Kabul, Afghanistan managed to intercept five rockets that were fired at the city’s international airport. No deaths were reported as a result of the incident.
On the condition of anonymity, an American defense official confirmed that a C-RAM missile defense system intercepted the rockets. Although, the official did not confirm if all five were seized short of the airport.
This attack follows a U.S. airstrike that targeted ISIS-K, which was a response to the suicide bombing that took place on Thursday, which killed 13 American service members.
Kabul Airport Remains a Target of Terror Attacks
On Sunday, a U.S. drone strike managed to kill a suicide bomber, who had tried to attack the airport, while driving his vehicle.
According to Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, the Kabul airport would have enough protection from any rocket attacks.
McKenzie revealed that they know ISIS-K would want to send a rocket to the airport. He added that they have a good anti-rocket and mortar system that could protect the area against that.
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President Joe Biden said generals sent out warnings indicating that a terrorist attack in Afghanistan is highly likely to take place prior to the U.S.’s full exit from the country.
In a statement, Biden said that the situation in Afghanistan remains “extremely dangerous” and the threat of terror attacks targeting the airport “remains high.” He added that his commanders informed him that an attack may likely happen “in the next 24-36 hours.