Multiple rockets hit Afghan capital as security forces, militants clash

Multiple rockets hit near the diplomatic area in the Afghanistan capital Kabul in the early hours of today as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the city’s old quarter.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, which came just days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a three-month ceasefire.

Report says military helicopters were firing above the Eidgah mosque in Reka Khana district, where smoke was rising as police and the interior ministry said clashes were underway, amid a heavy security presence near the Kabul stadium.

Kabul Police Spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai confirmed that fighting was underway near the mosque, and said he could not confirm casualties yet.

 

 

 

 

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