23 rockets hit Afghanistan capital Kabul, on Saturday morning leaving at least eight civilians dead and 31 injured.
As being reported a rocket barrage hit into the heavily fortified Green Zone of Afghan Capital city where many embassies and international firms are situated.
Tariq Arian, spokesman for the interior ministry, in a statement said “terrorists” mounted the rockets on a small truck and set them off.
He added that an investigation was underway to find out how the vehicle came inside the city undetected.
“Based on initial information eight people were martyred and 31 others were wounded,” Arian said, noting that casualties might increase.
However, Taliban fighters, battling against a foreign-backed Kabul administration, denied involvement in the attack saying they “do not blindly fire on public places”.
“The rocket attack in Kabul city has nothing to do with the mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement, using the insurgents’ name for Afghanistan.
A number of posts were shared by the locals on social media showing the destructions as a result of rockets attack:
We survived the rocket attack on Kabul.— Mustafa (@CombatJourno) November 21, 2020
Took my 2 months old daughter, marched my wife to kitchen and tucked my baby in my arms with the fridge.
10 mins of agonizing chances taken. When each rocket was fired, I’d say “no god please no not today my daughter is still a baby.”
Sad news coming in— Alpha Defense (@alpha_defense) November 21, 2020
Rocket attack on Kabul pic.twitter.com/RKIm2qucwM
Several mortars landed in different areas of Kabul city this morning. Casualties feared. pic.twitter.com/cD137TMbO7— Afghanistan Times (@AfghanistanTime) November 21, 2020
How it's possible to smuggle a truck loaded with rocket launchers into the city centre while millions have been spent on explosive detectors at Kabul gates. Same tactics used by terrorists over and over again. Latest was attack on presidential inauguration earlier this year. pic.twitter.com/SaMkGMkTx0— Lotfullah Najafizada (@LNajafizada) November 21, 2020
Details of a rocket attack on the city of #Kabul— khate-nakhost (@KhateNakhost) November 21, 2020
Terrorists fired 14 rockets at Kabul this morning. Unfortunately, these rockets hit residential areas, so far, three of our civilian compatriots have been martyred and 11 others have been injured.1/2 pic.twitter.com/tM0nl8eMQh