Afghanistan: 8 killed, 31 injured as 23 rockets land in parts of Kabul


At least eight people were killed and 31 others were injured when 23 rockets landed in various areas of Kabul on Saturday, Tolo News reported citing the Interior Ministry.

According to the ministry, the rockets landed in the areas of Wazir Akbar Khan and Shahr-e-Naw in downtown Kabul, Chahar Qala, traffic roundabout, Gul-e-Surkh roundabout in PD4, the Sedarat roundabout, the Spinzar road in the center of the city, near the national archives road in PD2, and in the Lysee Maryam market and Panjsad family neighborhoods north of Kabul.

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The injured were taken to Shahr-e-Naw Regional Emergency Hospital in Kabul. Doctors at the emergency hospital previously said that one dead and 28 injured were taken to hospital following rocket attacks in the city, Tolo News reported.

The Taliban have denied their involvement in the attack.

Afghanistan is under constant attack. Recently, at least five security personnel, including Safar Mohammad Bidar, the Qaramqul district police chief in Faryab, were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the province on Wednesday, reported the provincial police.

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