The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission released a video which shows the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces suppressing the militants involved in mortar attack on Kabul city during the first day of Eid Al-Adha.

“During a 30-minute period, more than 30 mortar rounds were fired by approximately nine armed ISIS-K terrorists. Five were apprehended by the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS),” NATO said in a statement.

The statement further added “Deploying within minutes of being mobilized, Crisis Response Unit 222 arrived on-scene and began clearing compounds, while Afghan Air Force MD-530 helicopters engaged and killed an attacker firing mortar rounds from the back of a truck.”

According to Resolute Support Mission, two attackers barricaded themselves behind a vehicle and began firing at National Directorate of Security responders. The MD-530s killed one of the barricaded attackers with a precision strafing run, while Crisis Response Unit 222 later engaged and killed the remaining terrorists. Crisis Response Unit 222 continued to clear compounds in the vicinity, although the area was declared secure.

MoI spokesman Najib Danish had earlier said the attack was likely carried out by three militants using two vehicles loaded with several rockets.

Danish further added that two security personnel have been slightly wounded during the clashes with the militants.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.