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Rockets Fired at Kabul Airport as U.S. Afghan Withdrawal Enters Final Stages

Witnesses told The Associated Press that some of the rockets had slammed down in Kabul's Salim Karwan neighborhood, less than two miles from the airport. Gunfire then broke out, but it wasn't clear who was shooting, the AP said.

Rockets were launched toward Kabul’s international airport on Monday morning as the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan entered what President Biden has said will be its second-to-last day. There was no immediate word on who fired the projectiles, none of which hit Hamid Karzai International Airport in the capital.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki issued a statement saying Mr. Biden had been briefed “on the rocket attack” and “was informed that operations continue uninterrupted at HKIA, and has reconfirmed his order that commanders redouble their efforts to prioritize doing whatever is necessary to protect our forces on the ground.”

Witnesses told The Associated Press that some of the rockets had slammed down in Kabul’s Salim Karwan neighborhood, less than two miles from the airport. Gunfire then broke out, but it wasn’t clear who was shooting, the AP said.

Read more at CBS News

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