Sep 28, 2017
A major Taliban rocket attack on the Kabul airport yesterday was obviously meant to target Secretary of Defense James Mattis. The secretary had arrived at the airport shortly before the attack, and was already at meetings in the city. The attack consisted of at least 40 rockets being fired at the airport over a five hour period. One person was killed and eleven were injured. The attack was finally broken up by special operations troops who killed three of the attackers and were securing the area.
The Taliban took credit for the attack and said it was aimed at the secretary. This is a matter of great concern to the American and Afghan government and military since only a hand full of people were supposed to know of the Mattis visit. There was a massive breach of security somewhere.