A blast has been reported from near Kabul airport on Sunday as the evacuation mission to fly out foreign citizens nears its end.
Days after twin suicide bombings rocked Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday killing hundreds of civilians, another massive explosion hit Kabul on Sunday afternoon.
According to the BBC, images posted on social media show black clouds of smoke rising into the air and an official has confirmed that a blast has occurred in the area.
According to local reports, a loud explosion was heard in the capital city, likely caused by a rocket attack that killed two people and injured three.
Witnesses told Aśvaka News Agency that the blast was caused by a rocket hitting a residential house in the Gulai area of Khajeh Baghra, in the 11th security district. The bomber is said to have struck in front of Kabul International Airport. Two people were killed and three others were injured in the incident, including children and women.
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The recent 'rocket attack' comes hours after US President Joe Biden on Sunday warned of a bomb blast in Afghanistan. The US Embassy noted a 'specific and credible threat' to its citizens in the vicinity of Kabul airport, asking them to leave the Kabul airport area immediately.
At least 170 people, including US troops were killed in a suicide bombing by an Islamic State near the airport on Thursday.
(With Inputs From Republic TV)