At least 5 folks had been killed and 21 wounded Saturday when a barrage of rockets struck densely populated components of Kabul, officers mentioned, marking the most recent assault in an ongoing wave of violence sweeping the Afghan capital.
The rockets slammed into numerous components of central and north Kabul — together with close to the closely fortified Green Zone that homes embassies and worldwide corporations.
“This morning, the terrorists fired 14 rockets on the city of Kabul,” inside ministry spokesman Tariq Arian mentioned.
“Unfortunately the rockets hit residential areas. Until now, three of our countrymen were martyred and 11 others were wounded.”
Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz confirmed the identical loss of life toll and particulars, whereas well being ministry spokeswoman Masooma Jafari put the toll at 5 lifeless, 21 wounded.
Photos and movies circulating on-line confirmed a number of buildings with harm to partitions and home windows, together with at a big a medical advanced.
No group instantly claimed the blasts and the Taliban denied duty.
Recent large assaults in Kabul, together with two horrific assaults on academic establishments that killed almost 50 folks in current weeks, observe a well-known sample within the aftermath, with the Taliban denying any involvement whereas the Afghan authorities pins the blame on them or their proxies.