KABUL: Afghan officials say at least 10 people were wounded after a series of rockets hit residential and diplomatic areas in Kabul as the country celebrated the 101st anniversary of its independence.

The Interior Ministry said on August 18 that a total of 14 rockets were fired from two vehicles and that two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident.

Ministry spokesman Tareq Arian said those wounded in the attacks included four children and one woman.

One of the rockets landed in the presidential palace compound, wounding six members of President Ashraf Ghani’s guard of honor, officials were cited as saying.

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place as the United States is withdrawing troops while trying to usher in peace talks between the Taliban and the Western-backed government in Kabul to end nearly 19 years of war.

Originally Posted on Abbtak Tv


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