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Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Afghanistan Capital Rocket Attack

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Last Updated: July 20, 2021, 19:06 IST

Video clips online showed President Ashraf Ghani and others part of the gathering barely flinching and continuing their prayers as the rockets hit. Later, Ghani proceeded to address the gathering.

Video clips online showed President Ashraf Ghani and others part of the gathering barely flinching and continuing their prayers as the rockets hit. Later, Ghani proceeded to address the gathering.

Soldiers of the caliphate targeted the presidential palace, a statement said.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for rocket attacks in the Afghan capital Tuesday that struck near the presidential palace as the country’s leader held outdoor prayers to mark Eid.

“Soldiers of the caliphate targeted the presidential palace… and the Green Zone in Kabul with seven Katyusha rockets," it said in a statement circulated on Telegram.

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first published:July 20, 2021, 19:06 IST
last updated:July 20, 2021, 19:06 IST