Islamic State claims responsibility for rocket attack on Kabul airport

Afghan men take pictures of a vehicle from which rockets were fired, in Kabul

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Kabul airport on Monday, the group's Nasher News said on its Telegram channel.

"By the grace of God Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate targeted Kabul International Airport with six Katyusha rockets," it said.

U.S. anti-missile defences intercepted as many as five rockets fired at Kabul's airport early on Monday, a U.S. official said.

(Reporting by Ahmad Elhamy; Editing by Alison Williams)

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