Explosion heard targeted at the Afghanistan's Presidential Palace

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During the prayers at the Presidential Palace in Kabul for the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adah, rockets landed near the place with large explosions.

According to the media reports, the rockets were fired at approximately 8 am local time (+3:30 GMT). The Prayers continued despite the large multiple explosions in the background.

There have been no reports of injures according to the local media reports.

It is not yet clear who was behind the incident. 

President Ashraf Ghani later delivered a speech from an outdoor podium, broadcast on local media.

At least three rockets landed in the Afghan capital as the city marked the start of the Muslim holiday, said Interior Ministry spokesman Mirwais Stanekzai.

“Today the enemies of Afghanistan launched rocket attacks in different parts of Kabul city,” Stanekzai said.

“All the rockets hit three different parts. Based on our initial information, we have no casualties. Our team is investigating.”

The attack coincides with a sweeping Taliban offensive across the country as foreign forces wind up a troop withdrawal scheduled to be completed by August 31.

Publish : 2021-07-20 14:35:00

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