Not less than three rockets landed close to the presidential palace on Tuesday, the place Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani was set to handle folks on Eid-a-Adha.
A video shared by TOLOnews confirmed Ghani and lots of others providing Eid prayers even because the high-pitched noise of rockets pierced the morning air. As loud explosions continued to ring close by, most from the prayer occasion appeared unperturbed. Safety guards will also be seen hurrying within the background in the direction of the location of blasts.
Video by nationwide TV exhibits the second rockets landed close to the Presidential Palace throughout Eid prayers this morning. pic.twitter.com/WmEniyfLfM
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There aren’t any reviews of accidents from the explosions as all rockets landed outdoors the fortified palace premises, mentioned Mirwais Stanikzai, spokesman for the inside minister.
Nobody has claimed accountability for the assault and Taliban insurgents denied their involvement.
Afghanistan’s insurgents have for years fired rockets into the town now and again, often inflicting solely minor injury and few if any casualties.
In March 2020, 4 rockets have been fired on the sting of the palace compound throughout Ghani’s inauguration as president. Islamic State insurgents claimed accountability for the assault.
(With inputs from Reuters)