- Title: Explosion heard near Kabul airport
- Date: 29th August 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AUGUST 29, 2021) (REUTERS) SMOKE RISING FROM AREA WHERE EXPLOSION WAS HEARD, NEAR KABUL AIRPORT
- Embargoed: 12th September 2021 14:36
- Keywords: Afghanistan Kabul airport U.S. military strike explosion
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ESC1R9J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Witnesses reported an explosion near Kabul airport on Sunday (August 29) and television footage showed black smoke rising into the sky. There was no immediate word on casualties.
Two witnesses said the blast appeared to have been caused by a rocket that struck a house in an area to the northern side of the airport, but there was no immediate confirmation.
Also Sunday, the United States carried out a military strike in Kabul, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strike targeted suspected ISIS-K militants. They said they were citing initial information and cautioned it could change.
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