Rockets Land Near Afghanistan Presidential Palace During Eid Prayers; No Casualty So Far: Report

Rockets Land Near Afghanistan Presidential Palace During Eid Prayers; No Casualty So Far: ReportAfghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani (Jonathan Ernst - Pool/Getty Images)

Three rockets landed near the Afghan Presidential Palace, also known as the Arg, on Tuesday during Eid prayers which was attended by President Ashraf Ghani and other politicians and officials.

The rockets landed when they just started the Eid prayers, said a TOLO News report.

Sources have confirmed that the rockets were fired from Parwan-e-Se area in Kabul's District 18.

At least three rockets landed in the Afghan capital as the city marked the start of the Muslim holiday, said interior ministry spokesperson Mirwais Stanekzai.

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

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.

There has been no immediate reports of casualties or damages.

With IANS Inputs