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Afghanistan crisis: Rocket hits residential house in Kabul, 6 killed including 4 kids

Afghanistan crisis: Rocket hits residential house in Kabul, 6 killed including 4 kids

Kabul: Another explosion took place near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul three days after ISIS-Khorasan executed a series of deadly blasts. The rocket hit a residential house in the Gulai area of Khajeh Baghra near the airport in Kabul's 11th security district on Sunday afternoon, according to Kabul police chief Rashid.

As per the confirmation from a local source, Afghan civilians, including four children, were killed after a rocket was fired at the Kabul airport where the US-led evacuation flights were continuing but failed to hit the target.

"The rocket struck a house in Khwaja Bughra, a populated residential area in Police District 15, killing two adults and four children," Hajji Karim, a representative of the neighbourhood in the municipality district, told reporters at the site.

On Thursday, a deadly suicide bomb blast and gun firing claimed by ISIS-K, a local affiliate of the Islamic State group, killed 170 Afghans and 13 US troops at an eastern gate of the Kabul airport and injured nearly 200 others.

Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban officials and public health authorities have not commented on the blast so far.

The attack came after a US drone was hovering over the city, witnesses said.

Dozens of planes, including military planes, took off from the airport during the day. All US and coalition forces are expected to leave the country on August 31, a planned deadline.

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