Alwaght- Militants has fired over a dozen missiles at the presidential palace in Kabul, as President Ashraf Ghani was speaking at an Eid al-Adha prayer ceremony.
Tolo news cited officials as saying that at least 12 missiles exploded in four different parts of Kabul on Tuesday morning,. The local outlet, citing locals, also said there might have been more than 20.
The first rocket hit somewhere “near the presidency,” the second near a NATO compound and the US Embassy in Kabul, AP reported citing a police official. Black smoke was seen rising from the buildings as military helicopters were flying near the Eidgah Mosque in Reka Khana district, where clashes are reportedly ongoing.
Security forces killed two “insurgents” in the aftermath of the attack, Tolo said. Two people were reportedly wounded.
Blasts were heard in the background as President Ghani was delivering his Eid message. The Afghan leader did not stop his speech, saying that the rocket attack will not “keep the Afghans down."
There was no immediate statement from the Taliban, or a claim of responsibility for the attack by any other group.