By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The Ministries of Defense and Interior have announced a new air defense system has been installed at Kabul airport.
The ministries said in a statement late Saturday night that the newly installed air defense system in Kabul would be activated at 2 am Sunday morning.
“This system has been proven to be useful in repelling rockets and missiles in the world, based on experience,” read the statement.
The Ministries of Interior and Defense have emphasized that the security sector and the security and defense forces are ready to defend their people and country at any cost.
“We can say only that we activated this system last night and it is important for us that it was provided by a foreign country,” said Ajmal Omar Shinwari, spokesman for the security and defense forces at a press conference in Kabul.
The army did not provide further details on the air defense system, nor did they say who the donor country was.
Since 2001, when foreign troops arrived in Afghanistan, there have been no air hazard disposal facilities in Afghanistan, and the Civil Aviation Authority has just recently taken over responsibility for Afghanistan’s radar system.
This comes as the Taliban intensifies their attacks in various parts of the country.