BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Rockets were fired in the direction of Kabul’s diplomatic quarter as President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech to mark the beginning of the Eid al-Adha holiday on Tuesday, local media said.

According to authorities, one rocket landed near the presidential palace, where Ghani was giving his speech, and the second one near a NATO compound and the US Embassy.

After that, military helicopters reportedly shot at the assailants near Eidgah Mosque in Reka Khana district.

Afghan officials said that the Taliban were behind the incident.

On Monday, the Taliban rejected a ceasefire offer from the Afghan government, affirming they would continue with their attacks.

 

Video credit: Ruptly

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Afgha should seriously consider C-RAM (Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar) systems like Pantsir-S1, Nächstbereichschutzsystem MANTIS, OTO Melara/Leonardo DRACO, Iron Dome, etc… How to frustrate those using rockets, artillery or mortars 🙂

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17 years of NATO occupation and the result is-“Afghanistan: Rockets strike Kabul during President Ghani’s Eid speech (video)”

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In case you wouldn’t know, ISAF pulled out of Afgha in Dec.2014 and ISAF wasn’t an occupation force since it was appointed by UNSC Res.1386 and… It wasn’t even a NATO force! NATO was part of it, for sure, but also 12 non NATO European nations, 3 Arab nations, 3 Oceanian nations, 1 South-American and 4 East-Asian ones… The transition to Afghan lead for security started in 2011 and was completed in December 2014, when the ISAF operation ended and the Afghans assumed full responsibility for security of their country. By the end of 2014, PRTs had been phased out… Read more »