Lots of reports on Twitter that there is a large, active terrorist attack at the NATO Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, located at the Kabul International Airport. Looking for hard stories, but Twitter seems to be the way news agencies/reporters are going right now. There are quite a few unconfirmed reports of an active firefight between militants and military forces, but I haven't seen anything official yet.
If US troops were involved, expect Darrel Issa to have a field day with this. I'll try to update if I see anything else from reputable sources. Don't forget to check the comment thread -- people often post useful information that comes out after the diary is published.
BREAKING: Large explosions heard at NATO command headquarters at Kabul International airport. -MM— The Associated Press (@AP) June 10, 2013
Here's what the BBC has at this moment.Also from the BBC article:
Explosions and gunfire heard near Kabul airport
Suspected militants have launched an attack close to the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security forces say.
Witnesses reported the sound of explosions and gunfire coming from the airport shortly after dawn.
It is not known if there are any casualties.
The airport is home to a large Nato-led military base. One report said the US embassy in Kabul had sounded its "duck and cover" alarm......
by Onomastic on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 09:02:10 PM EDT
"It's an ongoing gunfight and blasts, and I can tell you that it's a suicide group attack," Kabul's police chief Hashmat Stanikzai told AFP.9:13 PM PT:
Kabul Police tell NBC News suicide attackers are inside building under construction at airport. The police estimate 10 suicide attackers— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) June 10, 2013