Western backed Kabul, Afghanistan was attacked today on their main Airport just hours after U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives! A person who is “off the record” because he does not have the official capacity to announce in Afghanistan reported that 3 of the attackers are dead and 13 innocent civilians wounded.
NBC news is reporting that “the Taliban claimed it fired at least six rockets at Afghanistan’s main airport Wednesday in an attack intended to target Defense Secretary James Mattis.” These rockets were fired hours after Mattis had left the Airport. And USA Today is reporting that ISIS wants in on the action and is claiming responsibility too!
Mattis’s trip was not publicized; however, this did not stop the attempt on his life in an uncertain environment. General Mattis (U.S Defense Secretary) is in Afghanistan to meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also attended with Mattis. The nature of the talks were that of America taking this stand “I want to reinforce to the Taliban that the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement.” said General Mattis. Ghani said his government “remains open to talks with the Taliban” as well as a peace strategy involving Pakistan” as reported by Reuters. Ghani continued with “Whatever sacrifice it requires to bring enduring peace and security to this country, we’ll be committed to it”.
The non publicized visit by Mattis occurred after President Trump announced a ramped up Military plan for Afghanistan after they lost ground to The Taliban in 2001.
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(Featured Image: Smoke billows after rockets were fired near Kabul airport on Wednesday. Hedayatullah Amid Photo Credit/ EPA)