Rocket attack at airport in Kabul, Afghanistan

The attack took place just hours after Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived.
1:19 | 09/27/17

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after a fierce rocket attack on the air port in kabul in Afghanistan. It came after Jim Mattis arrived there, and after the U.S. Revealed, here back some time ago that more U.S. Troops are on the way. ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz with images of the attack. Reporter: This burning plume after that barrage of firepower, some 40 rounds of munitions, 82mm rockets and rocket propelled grenades launched towards kabul's airport. The target, claims the Taliban, the aircraft defense secretary Jim Mattis had flown in on hours before. At the time of the attack, Mattis was meeting Afghanistan's president. But not only did the Taliban take credit, but so did ISIS, releasing a video they claimed shows the attack in progress. Afghan special forces raided a nearby house.h they were backed up by a U.S. Air strike. A missile from an apache helicopter malfunctioned, killing one woman and wounding several others. This was Mattis's first visit since the U.S. Announced it would be adding 3,000 American troops to the 11,000 already there. This attack is a stark reminder that even after 16 years of trying to defeat the Taliban, and the loss of thousands of lives, they still remain a formidable threat.

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