US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was the intended target of a rocket attack near an Afghanistan airport on Wednesday, according to the Taliban.
At least five civilians were wounded when six rockets were fired toward Kabul international airport in the Afghan capital after Mattis touched down.
Mattis condemned the attack as a ‘criminal act by terrorists’, adding that it was a ‘classic definition of what the Taliban are up to here now’.
The Taliban claimed responsibility and its spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, tweeted that Mattis’ plane had been the target of the attack.
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