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23 rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, leaving at least eight dead and dozens injured

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:





Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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