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An airport in Afghanistan's Kandahar has come under a rocket attack, forcing cancellations of all flights, as fighting intensified on the outskirts of the city with Taliban seeking to recapture its former stronghold.

At least three rockets were launched towards the airport on Sunday, with two of the projectiles hitting the runaway, airport chief Massoud Pashtun said, as cited by AFP.

The reported strike resulted in damage to the runaway, bringing the aiport's operation to a halt. Both outbound and inbound flights were cancelled, but are expected to resume later in the day, the official said.

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An airport in Afghanistan's Kandahar has come under a rocket attack, forcing cancellations of all flights, as fighting intensified on the outskirts of the city with Taliban seeking to recapture its former stronghold.

At least three rockets were launched towards the airport on Sunday, with two of the projectiles hitting the runaway, airport chief Massoud Pashtun said, as cited by AFP.

The reported strike resulted in damage to the runaway, bringing the aiport's operation to a halt. Both outbound and inbound flights were cancelled, but are expected to resume later in the day, the official said.

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