One killed as multiple rockets hit Kabul, says interior ministry - GulfToday

One killed as multiple rockets hit Kabul, says interior ministry


Afghan security forces stroll along a street of Kabul. File photo

Gulf Today Report

Afghans are losing hope for peace process amid violence as a series of rockets struck the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing one person and wounding another.

According to a survey released on Friday, optimism among Afghans regarding the country's peace process has decreased significantly in the past few months amid a spike in violence.

The interior ministry said it wasthe second such attack to rock Kabul in less than a month.

“Four rockets were fired from the Labe Jar neighbourhood of Kabul,” ministry spokesman Tariq Arian told reporters, adding that two landed near Kabul airport.

He said one person was killed and another wounded.


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No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

Kabul police confirmed the early morning attack, saying most of the rockets struck the eastern part of the capital.

On Nov.21, eight people were killed when 23 rockets hit Kabul in an attack claimed by Daesh.

Violence has surged across Afghanistan in recent months, with several deadly attacks carried out in Kabul, despite the Taliban and the government engaging in peace talks since Sept.12 in Qatar.

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