Spicejet flight escapes Kabul rocket attack

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jul 04, 2014 02:03 IST

More than a hundred passengers on board a Spicejet flight had a lucky escape on Thursday after a rocket attack at Kabul airport.
 
The rocket was fired by suspected Taliban militants at around 12.30pm when the plane was readying for take-off. The airport was shut down briefly after which the flight departed Kabul.

“Passengers, crew and the aircraft have arrived safely in Delhi. The attack was aimed at military targets,” said a Spicejet spokesperson.

The aviation ministry is likely to hold a meeting to discuss the safety of operations to Afghanistan. Air India also operates out of Kabul.


 

 

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