BREAKING: Up to 30 ROCKETS hit airport as US and NATO leaders land

James Mattis

Explosions were heard at an airport after James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan [Getty]


DOZENS of rockets have been fired at Kabul Airport, Afghanistan as US Defence Secretary James Mattis and NATO General Jens Stoltenberg arrived.

Explosions were reported at Kabul Airport as NATO leader Jens Stoltenberg and US General James Mattis landed in Afghanistan.

There have been reports of upto 30 rockets hitting the airport this morning. 

Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said in a tweet: “A rocket landed near the airport this morning. No casualties reported.”

All flights have been cancelled and the airport has been evacuated.

One witness said he counted at least “13 explosions”.

Mr Rassouli said: “At 11.36 a.m. two missiles were fired on Kabul International Airport from Deh Sabz district, damaging the air force hangers and destroying one helicopter and damaging three other helicopters, but there were no casualties.”

Mr Mattis is the first member of Donald Trump’s cabinet to visit the country since he vowed to stay the course in America’s longest war.

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