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Daesh claims rocket attack on Kabul airport

Security personnel stand at the site of an explosion in Kabul on June 3, 2021, after at least four people were killed and four others injured when a minibus was hit by an explosion in Kabul, according
(Photo: Jordan News)
LEBANON— Daesh-Khorasan claimed responsibility a rocket attack Monday on the airport in Afghanistan's capital.

They “targeted Kabul's international airport with six ... rockets," the group said in a statement.اضافة اعلان

The rockets fell as US troops were racing to complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan and evacuate allies.

President Joe Biden has set a deadline of Tuesday to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan, drawing to a close his nation's longest military conflict, which began in retaliation for the September 11 attacks.

Daesh-Khorasan, rivals of the Taliban, pose the biggest threat to the withdrawal, after carrying out a suicide bombing outside the airport late last week that claimed more than 100 lives, including those of 13 US troops.

The United States meanwhile said it had carried out an air strike on Sunday night in Kabul on an Daesh-prepared car bomb.

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