Taliban fires rockets near Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s residence during Eid prayers. Watch video
There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damages.Author : A. Gayatri
Several rockets were fired at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the residence of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani during the Eid prayers on Tuesday. President Ashraf Ghani and other dignitaries were present on the occasion and offering prayers
The news was flashed by the government TV media.
According to the news agency Xinhua, no casualties have been reported so far, as quoted by state TV.
The blasts took place near the Rashtrapati Bhavan, suggested media reports.
Reportedly, three rockets were fired at the President's palace, when the senior leaders and officials were offering Eid namaz. Reports say that the rockets were fired from Kabul, confirming they were fired from the Parwan-e-Se area of District 18 of Kabul.
The rockets landed near Rashtrapati Bhavan in Bagh-e-Ali Mardan and Chaman-e-Hojori areas in District 1 of Kabul and Manabe Bashari area in District 2 of Kabul, where hundreds of devotees were offering festivity prayers. The video of the blast has gone viral.
There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damages.
Meanwhile, confirming that these blasts have been executed by the Taliban that has acquired Afghan again, President Ghani has said that the terrorist group through these attacks have shown that they don't want peace.
Ghani has added that strong decisions will be taken against the Taliban based on these attacks and with the supportive will of the people, the situation in the country will improve in the next few months.
Security forces have begun the search operations surrounding the entire area of Parwan-e-Se after the attacks. Tight security arrangements have also been arranged on every road in the area.