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Rockets landed near Afghanistan’s Presidential Palace during Eid al-Fitr | Daily Headlines Ashraf Ghani News

Television images show that despite multiple huge explosions in the area, President Ashraf Ghani continues to pray.

Officials and media reported that during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr prayers, the rocket landed near the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul.

Reuters quoted local media reports on Tuesday that the injuries were not reported immediately. It is unclear who was behind the attack.

Television images showed that despite the huge explosions in the area, President Ashraf Ghani continued to pray.

The rocket was launched at around 8:00 am (0330 GMT), passing through the heavily guarded Green Zone, palaces and several embassies, including the U.S. Embassy.

Gani later gave a speech on the outdoor podium and broadcast it in the local media.

Interior Ministry spokesman Mirwes Stanekzai said that at least three rockets landed on the Afghan capital because the city marked the beginning of the Muslim holiday.

“Today, the enemies of Afghanistan launched rocket attacks in different areas of Kabul City,” Stanikzai said.

“All the rockets hit three different parts. According to our preliminary information, we had no casualties. Our team is investigating.”

The Rockets have targeted the Presidential Palace many times in the past, the last time being in December.

The attack coincided with the Taliban’s full-scale offensive across the country, as foreign troops planned to complete their withdrawal on August 31.

Unlike previous years, the Taliban did not announce a ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr this year.

On Monday, 15 diplomatic missions and NATO representatives in Kabul urged the Taliban to stop the offensive, just a few hours after the organization and the Afghan government failed to agree on a ceasefire during talks in Doha

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