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Rockets strike near NATO base in Afghanistan, no casualties reported

21 October 2017 13:06

 

Two rockets have struck near the headquarters of the NATO military mission in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, with no reports of casualties.

Afghan security officials said the attack took place close to Resolute Support headquarters in Shashdarak area of Kabul at around 6 a.m. local time (01:30 am GMT) on Saturday.

Reports said alarms could be heard at the headquarters of the NATO base as well as several foreign embassies in the area.

The incident is the latest in a string of terror attacks on civilian and military targets, which have left nearly 200 people dead and scores of others injured over the past days.

Afghan residents inspect the Imam Zaman Shite mosque the day after a suicide attack during Friday evening prayers, in Kabul on October 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

 

On Friday, Daesh Takfiri terrorist group targeted two Afghan Shia mosques, one in the western district of Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul and the other in the central province of Ghor, claiming at least 72 lives.

A day earlier, Taliban militants had killed over 40 Afghan soldiers when they attacked a military base in the southern province of Kandahar.

Smoke rises from police headquarters while Afghan security forces keep watch after a car bomber and gunmen attacked the provincial police headquarters in Gardez, the capital of Paktia Province, Afghanistan, October 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

 

The militant outfit had also carried out two coordinated attacks against police posts in the Afghan provinces of Paktia and Ghazni last Tuesday, leaving some 80 people dead and nearly 300 others wounded.

Afghanistan is still suffering from insecurity and violence years after the United States and its allies invaded the country as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The invasion removed a Taliban regime from power, but militancy continues to this day.

Taking advantage of the chaos, the Takfiri Daesh terror group has also emerged in eastern Afghanistan.

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