There have been no accidents and the rockets landed exterior the closely fortified palace grounds, stated Mirwais Stanikzai, spokesman for the inside minister.

AP | , Kabul

UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2021 11:30 AM IST

At least three rockets hit close to the presidential palace on Tuesday shortly earlier than Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was to offer an deal with to mark the Muslim vacation of Eid-a-Adha.

There have been no accidents and the rockets landed exterior the closely fortified palace grounds, stated Mirwais Stanikzai, spokesman for the inside minister.

No one instantly took duty for the rocket assault which appeared extra meant to unnerve than do injury. The palace is in the midst of a so-called Green Zone that’s fortified with large cement blast partitions and barbed wire, and streets close to the palace have lengthy been closed off.

The barrage comes because the US and NATO full their last withdrawal from Afghanistan which has unnerved Afghans unsure whether or not their war-ravaged nation will fall deeper into chaos and violence. The withdrawal is greater than 95% full and the ultimate US soldier will probably be passed by August 31, President Joe Biden stated in an deal with earlier this month.

Abdullah Abdullah, the No. 2 official within the authorities, returned on Monday from the primary high-level spherical of peace talks with the Taliban within the Middle Eastern state of Qatar. The two days of conferences geared toward jumpstarting stalled talks ended with a promise for extra high-level talks.

Abdullah was on the palace on the time of the rocket assault. Those contained in the palace, nevertheless, have been far faraway from the place the rockets landed.

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