Afghanistan: President’s eid ceremony attacked with rockets

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A number of rockets landed in Kabul city on Tuesday morning while President Ashraf Ghani was speaking during an Eid prayer ceremony.

The rocket attack started at about 9am local time.

Early reports indicate they were fired at the Presidential Palace and around the Green Zone.

“There are groups that continuing the violence and with firing of rockets they cannot stop the people of Afghanistan’s development,” Ghani said in response to rocket attacks.

A number of rockets landed in Kabul city on Tuesday morning while President Ashraf Ghani was speaking during an Eid prayer ceremony.

The rocket attack started at about 9am local time.

Early reports indicate they were fired at the Presidential Palace and around the Green Zone.

“There are groups that continuing the violence and with firing of rockets they cannot stop the people of Afghanistan’s development,” Ghani said in response to rocket attacks.

Whereas on Monday the Afghan Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses on a road in northern Afghanistan and took approximately 150 people hostage, including women and children.

The ambush came a day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a conditional ceasefire with the Taliban.

The Afghan President made the announcement of cease fire to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.

He said that the ceasefire would start on August 20 and would end on November 19, adding, the ceasefire would only be implemented if the Taliban respect it.

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