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3 Killed, 16 Wounded in Kabul Rocket Attacks

Three were killed, and 16 were wounded--including six civilians--in Tuesday's rocket attacks in Kabul, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

Two of those killed were government employees, the MoI said, and there were children among the wounded.

At least 14 rockets were fired in Kabul city, including eight launched from PD16 and six from PD17, a security source said on Tuesday, adding that “all rockets were launched from two Toyota "Corolla" vehicles.

Eyewitnesses said that the rockets landed in Wazir Akbar Khan, Sherpur, first Macroryan and Shashdarak areas of Kabul.

At least seven people were wounded in rocket blasts in the surrounding area of the Presidential Palace, a source said on Tuesday. 

However, officials at the Palace have not yet confirmed the incident.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incidents.

The rocket attacks started after President Ashraf Ghani placed a wreath at the Minaret of Independence at the Ministry of Defense building to mark Afghanistan’s 101st Independence Day.

3 Killed, 16 Wounded in Kabul Rocket Attacks

Two of those killed were government employees, MoI said.

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Three were killed, and 16 were wounded--including six civilians--in Tuesday's rocket attacks in Kabul, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

Two of those killed were government employees, the MoI said, and there were children among the wounded.

At least 14 rockets were fired in Kabul city, including eight launched from PD16 and six from PD17, a security source said on Tuesday, adding that “all rockets were launched from two Toyota "Corolla" vehicles.

Eyewitnesses said that the rockets landed in Wazir Akbar Khan, Sherpur, first Macroryan and Shashdarak areas of Kabul.

At least seven people were wounded in rocket blasts in the surrounding area of the Presidential Palace, a source said on Tuesday. 

However, officials at the Palace have not yet confirmed the incident.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incidents.

The rocket attacks started after President Ashraf Ghani placed a wreath at the Minaret of Independence at the Ministry of Defense building to mark Afghanistan’s 101st Independence Day.

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