The Afghan authorities have installed an air defense system (air defense) in the area of the Hamid Karazai International Airport in Kabul. This was stated by the press secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Afghanistan Taryk Arjen.
The air defense system was installed and activated last evening against the background of growing tensions in the country and the advancement of the Taliban militants.
The air defense system will help neutralize short-range missiles and projectiles. According to Arjen, the security forces are ready to defend the country at the cost of their lives.
Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul is considered the country’s main air gateway to the outside world. The air harbor, located 5 km from the center of Kabul, was built in the 1960s by Soviet specialists and is important for both domestic and foreign policy of Afghanistan.
This airport was also actively used during the period when Soviet troops entered Afghanistan (1979-1989). In 1992, the Majahideen seized the air harbor.
In 1996, the Taliban secured control of Kabul and also controlled the airport until 2001, when the US invaded the country. During the period of Taliban control, the airport was practically not used due to sanctions and came to an abandoned state.
The importance of this air harbor will increase in the post-NATO period, because many foreigners associate the issue of maintaining contacts with Afghanistan with the security of communication with that country.
Airport security is provided by the Afghan Air Force and periodically foreign military personnel.
Taliban leaders said earlier that “the entire territory of Afghanistan, including airports, should be under the control and administration of Afghans.”
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