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HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014

Spicejet flight escapes Kabul rocket attack

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 04, 2014
First Published: 02:01 IST(4/7/2014) | Last Updated: 02:03 IST(4/7/2014)

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.

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“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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