Blast heard near Kabul airport, reports Afghan media

An explosion was heard near Kabul airport on Sunday evening, local media in Afghanistan reported, citing videos posted by social media users. There was no clarity yet on the nature of the explosion and if there were any casualties, TOLO News reported.

A security official from the Afghan government told AFP that the explosion was caused by a rocket and that “initial information shows [it] hit a house.”

The reported explosion came only three days after the bombing outside Kabul airport that killed at least 170 people. The Islamic State of Khorasan, an affiliate of ISIS, took responsibility for the attack on Thursday.

On Saturday, United States President Joe Biden had said that the country’s military commanders believed that another attack on the Kabul airport was highly likely in the next 24 to 36 hours.

However, there is no official statement yet on whether Sunday’s reported attack is linked to this warning.

More details awaited.