Afghanistan: At least 5 dead, 21 injured in Kabul rocket attacks

New Delhi (NVI): At least five people were killed and 21 were injured after 14 rockets hit different parts of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, this morning.

The rockets landed in densely populated parts of Kabul, including centrally located Green Zone and at an area in the north, TOLO news reported.

The Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said in a tweet that the rockets landed in Wazir Akbar Khan and Shahr-e-Naw areas in downtown Kabul, Chahar Qala, the Traffic Roundabout, the Gul-e-Surkh Roundabout in PD4, Sedarat Roundabout, the Spinzar Road in the center of the city, near the National Archive road in PD2, and in Lysee Maryam market and Panjsad Family areas in the north of Kabul.

Police vans and ambulances of Kabul Ambulance service were witnessed running around the city to transport wounded people.

Most of those who were injured in the rocket attacks were taken to Emergency Hospital in Shahr-e-Naw area in Kabul.

The rocket explosions took place a few minutes after blasts in Chehel Sutoon and Arzaan Qeemat areas.

The Interior Ministry said two small sticky bomb blasts had been reported earlier this morning, including one that hit a police car, killing one policeman and injuring three others.

However, no group immediately claimed responsibility for blasts, which came amid an ongoing wave of violence that has wrought carnage across Afghanistan in recent months.

-CHK