A missile hit a neighborhood northwest of Kabul International Airport and killed a child, the Associated Press reported, citing an Afghan police commander, as the US evacuation neared after the Taliban took control of the country.
Witnesses said today, Sunday, that an explosion was heard near Kabul airport, and television footage showed black smoke billowing into the sky, but there were no reports of injuries.
Two witnesses said: “The explosion appears to have been caused by a missile that fell on a house in an area near the north side of the airport, but there was no confirmation of that so far.”
“A missile hit a residential house in the 11th security zone of Kabul,” the Aśvaka news agency quoted eyewitnesses as saying.
Earlier in the day, the Afghan capital, Kabul, witnessed a new violent explosion in the vicinity of Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Afghan media confirmed that the explosion resounded in Al-Shaheed Street in the Hangara district, on the road leading to the airport, noting that initial reports spoke of dozens of injured as a result of the explosion.
Yesterday, Saturday, the Taliban deployed extra forces around the airport to prevent large crowds from gathering after the devastating suicide attack, as the massive US-led airlift is about to be completed before the August 31 deadline.
While the US embassy in Kabul, earlier today, reiterated its warning against gathering around the airport, due to the continuing risks and the possibility of further attacks.