Rockets fired at Afghan presidential palace during Eid speech

3093Source: The Guardian

The Taliban have fired a pair of rockets towards the presidential palace in Kabul during a live broadcast by Ashraf Ghani to mark the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police have said.

The first rocket landed somewhere near the palace, the second near a Nato compound and the US embassy in Kabul but no one was hurt, the police official Jan Agha said.

The boom of the rockets was heard during the broadcast of Ghani’s speech. The president interrupted his message to say: “If they are thinking the rocket attack will keep Afghans down, they are wrong.”

There was no immediate statement from the Taliban, or a claim of responsibility for the attack by any other militant group, but the assault on the major Muslim holiday sent a stark message.

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