Afghanistan: Rocket attack at Presidential Palace during Eid prayers

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Three rockets landed near the Presidential Palace on Tuesday morning during Eid prayers where Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other politicians had attended.

The rockets landed when the Eid prayers were just started 

Sources confirmed that the rockets were fired from the Parwan-e-Se area in Kabul’s District 18 in the north of the city.

The rockets landed in Bagh-e-Ali Mardan and Chaman-e-Hozori areas in Kabul’s District 1 and Manabe Bashari area in Kabul’s District 2 – all near the Presidential Palace, officials said.

The government sources said that one rocket landed at the Presidential Palace’s compound in which one person was wounded.

“When I saw the car that rockets were fired one after another, I was scared. No one was there in the car,” a Kabul resident said.

“By rockets, you only bring the message of death. Our message is the message of life,” President Ghani said in a speech after the incident.

The rockets were fired from a corolla vehicle that was burnt after the incident.

It was the fourth rocket attack on the Presidential Palace over the last three years and all have been fired from the same place.

Taliban has denied their involvement in the incident.


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