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Rockets Hit Kabul Airport After Mattis Arrives On Unannounced Visit

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, seen here during right vocalization with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, arrived in Kabul on Wednesday. A rocket conflict targeted Kabul’s categorical airfield on a same day.

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, seen here during right vocalization with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, arrived in Kabul on Wednesday. A rocket conflict targeted Kabul’s categorical airfield on a same day.

Rahmat Gul/AP

Hours after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Kabul for an unannounced revisit Wednesday, belligerent fighters dismissed several rockets that exploded during or nearby Hamid Karzai International Airport. No injuries have been reported.

Mattis is visiting Afghanistan along with NATO Secretary-General Stoletenberg, to plead confidence skeleton and training in a country.

NPR’s Tom Bowman is roving with Mattis; he reports:

“Mattis pronounced he would not desert Afghanistan to what he called a bloody rivalry that attempted to kill a approach to power. He pronounced a usually approach forward for a Taliban is a negotiated settlement.

“A new plan announced by President Trump calls for some 4,000 some-more U.S. infantry to Afghanistan to sight Afghan forces; Mattis pronounced a U.S. would work to enhance a Afghan atmosphere force and special forces. Just before Mattis spoke, rockets slammed into a troops territory of Kabul airport.”

Both ISIS and a Taliban have claimed a attack, according to mixed reports.