According to the Pentagon, two missiles were intercepted without leaving any injuries and three fell near the site protected by the army.
The Pentagon said in a statement to the press on Monday, 30, that the forces of the USA prevented in recent hours a five-missile attack against the airport of obscene. Joint Chiefs of Staff Logistics Deputy General Hank Taylor said the projectiles were fired at the airstrip on Sunday night. “US military forces have successfully carried out force protection measures to abort this attack,” he commented. According to Taylor, two missiles were intercepted by the defense systems and another three fell near the airport. International news agencies estimate that 10 people were killed and five were injured by one of them. Most of them were children. Defense Department Spokesman John Kirby said the US military remains in the Afghanistan, in the airport security mission, operate on the alert for “potential future threats”.
In a press conference, he commented that the threat level is “real”, “active” and “specific” in the face of a possible attack by the jihadist group Islamic State, which has already claimed responsibility for this Sunday’s missile attack. The deadline for the total withdrawal of troops from the Central Asian country is this Tuesday, 31, and part of the troops began to leave the region in the last hours allowed by the Taliban. At the press conference, the Pentagon also detailed that 1,200 people were evacuated from the country on Sunday and said 28 flights had left the nation in the past 24 hours. In all, 122,000 people were evacuated by US forces from the region. Among them, 5,400 US citizens.