TALIBAN OFFENSIVE OPENS WITH ROCKET ATTACK ON KABUL AIRPORT

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KABUL: The Taliban launched their annual “spring offensive” on Monday by firing rockets at Kabul airport, but the attack missed its target and caused no casualties, Afghan officials said. At least two rockets exploded about 5 a.m. (0030 GMT), the exact time that the insurgents had vowed to start a new nationwide operation against US-led foreign forces and Afghan government facilities. Taliban leaders said last week that the offensive, which will be the last before NATO combat troops withdraw from Afghanistan, would cleanse “the filth of the infidels” from the country.

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