Suspected militant attack reported on Kabul airport

Suspected militant attack reported on Kabul airport

http://rt.com/news/line/2014-07-17/#66188

A number of explosions, possibly rocket propelled grenades, and bursts of gunfire were reported near Kabul International Airport at dawn on Thursday, according to eyewitness reports cited by Reuters. The Afghan capital’s airport, which is used both by civilians and the country’s military, serves as a base for NATO-led forces who have been clashing with Taliban and Islamic insurgents for well over a decade. Rockets are fired into the airport’s vicinity almost on a weekly basis, though the facility has largely escaped damage. It was unclear whether Thursday’s attack represented a more serious, frontal assault attempt. Officials reported that a number of militants had burst into a building north of the airport, and the transport hub had been closed to all flights.

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