As many as 5 rockets were fired on Kabul airport, all were destroyed

As many as 5 rockets were fired on Kabul airport, all were destroyed
Rocket launcher tubes are seen inside a destroyed vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: US officials have confirmed that as many as 5 rockets were fired at the Kabul airport on Monday local time, but all were destroyed in the air by US defence system installed in the airport.

Officials said the C-RAM defense system, an automated system that detects incoming attacks, installed at the airport engaged with the rockets, and there are no reports of any casualties at this time.

C-RAM firstly detects incoming attacks and uses a machine gun to destroy the incoming fire before it can hit its target.

The system has been used in Afghanistan and Iraq to destroy and intercept incoming projectiles targeting US forces.

The US official said the rockets aimed at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul were likely launched by ISIS-K, but cautioned it was too early to know for sure.

A civilian vehicle was apparently used to launch the rockets. CNN published a video that showed the vehicle in flames on a street in Kabul’s Khair Khana neighborhood after the rockets were fired.

The incinerated remnants of the car are covered with debris, rubber melted from the tires and glass missing from all windows.

The car appears to have been modified, as was shown in the video.

Initially, Taliban fighters have cordoned off the street and telling bystanders the situation remained dangerous, though they later allowed journalists on the street.

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