Defense Secretary Mattis Target of Deadly Airport Attack in Kabul

USA Today’s John Bacon and Jane Onyanga-Omara report, “The Taliban and the Islamic State both claimed responsibility for a furious rocket attack on Kabul’s airport Wednesday as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg visited the Afghan capital.” At least one civilian was killed and several were wounded, according to Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish. They write, “Security forces killed two of the attackers and suicide vests felled two others, Danish told TOLOnews. Authorities seized a rocket-propelled grenade, bombs, suicide vests and other explosives from a building where the attackers holed up, he said.”

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