Kandahar: Within the newest replace after at the very least three rockets struck Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan on Saturday night time, Afghanistan eradicated 254 terrorists of Taliban in airstrike at 13 completely different areas.
Experiences declare that 97 terrorists have been injured within the assault.
“Last night three rockets were fired at the airport and two of them hit the runway… Due to this, all flights from the airport have been cancelled,” airport chief Massoud Pashtun informed AFP.
This growth comes within the backdrop of the United Nations workplace in western Afghanistan’s Herat coming underneath fireplace on Friday. One of many UN guards posted on the workplace was killed within the incident.
Pashtun mentioned work to restore the runway was underway and anticipated the airport to be operational afterward Sunday.
No casualties have been reported to date.
Kandahar’s air base is important to offering the logistics and air assist wanted to maintain the militants from overrunning Afghanistan’s second-biggest metropolis.
Violence has escalated in Afghanistan in latest weeks because the Taliban have intensified their offensive in opposition to civilians, Afghan protection, and safety forces.
This is available in wake of international troop’s drawdown from the war-torn nation.
Final month, three rockets landed in areas close to the Presidential Palace throughout Eid prayers.
Over the previous few weeks, the Taliban captured a number of districts in Afghanistan together with Takhar, the nation’s northeastern province.
The Taliban seized over 193 district centres and 19 border districts, based on the Afghan international ministry.’
(with company inputs)