Amid security alert rocket hits residential building near Kabul airport

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A child was killed after a huge explosion was reported from a highly congested residential area near Kabul airport on Sunday, reports said.

The attack comes a day after the United States killed two ISIS-K men in a airstrike as a ‘retaliation’ of the deadly blast near Kabul airport of August 26 that killed over 180 and injuring several people, including US, UK and Afghan nationals, Hindustan Times reported.

This comes hours after US President Joe Biden said that US military commanders have intelligence inputs of another terrorist attack at the Hamid Karzai International Airport within the next 24 to 36 hours. Reports said Sunday’s blast was heard from the Gulai area of Khajeh Baghra in the 11th security district. Unconfirmed reports also claimed that the blast might have been caused by a rocket hitting a residential house in the area.

Photos and videos of large plumes of smoke rising from a heavily congested residential area surfaced on social media soon after the blast took place. Initial reports indicate that Sunday’s blast was characteristically different from Thursday’s blast. Thursday’s blast was carried out by a suicide attacker who targeted the crowd outside the Kabul airport, while Sunday’s attack, reportedly an airstrike might not have the airport as its target — the rocket hit a residential area near the airport.

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