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Terrorism & Insurgency

Kabul airport attack indicates improved Afghan insurgent intelligence networks and capability to target government, expatriate, aviation assets

28 September 2017

Event

On 27 September, insurgents fired "several" rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) and mortar rounds at Kabul International Airport in an attack that also involved suicide bombers, according to a statement by Resolute Support.

Unconfirmed local media reports suggest that as many as 40 munitions were fired at the airport, potentially causing damage to a hangar, parked helicopters, and military aircraft as well as surrounding property, including guest houses. Security forces subsequently launched an operation, including airstrikes, against a house in the Qala-e-Mir Abbas neighbourhood in Kabul's Police District 8 from which the insurgents were conducting the attack, killing at least four fighters.

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