Casualties after several rockets fired into Kabul: police


KABUL: At least three people were wounded after several rockets were fired into Kabul on Tuesday, police said, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack on the Afghan capital.

“Three rockets were fired on Kabul city from an unknown direction and… hit residential areas near the mountains in PD5 (police district),” police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said.

Three civilians were wounded in the attacks and police have been deployed to find the launch site, Stanikzai added

Appeared to be a fourth explosion, but that could not be immediately confirmed by police.

The rocket attacks came two days after a suicide bomber blew himself up near Kabul international airport, killing at least 23 people, including AFP driver Mohammad Akhtar. A further 107 people were wounded.

Sunday’s attack was claimed by the Islamic State group, which said it had targeted Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, who returned to Kabul after more than a year in exile.

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