Densely populated areas of Kabul have reportedly suffered from a series of explosions on Saturday. The Daesh terrorist group later claimed responsibility for the attack.
Daesh* has claimed responsibility for deadly rockets attacks on the Afghan statement, AFP reported, citing a statement on one of the group’s Telegram channels.
The self-proclaimed “soldiers of the caliphate” had fired 28 Katyusha rockets at Kabul’s Green Zone that, according to Daesh’s statement, houses “the presidential palace, embassies of Crusader states, and the headquarters of Afghan forces”.
The area of the city that has reportedly been affected is densely populated. Accordng to the 1TVNews broadcaster, citing the Afghan Health Ministry, the death toll from the blasts has reached 8, while at least 31 people were injured.
Alarms have also been heard around the Green Zone area, which hosts dozens of international businesses; many embassies are located nearby.
Some witnesses say that “more than 10 rockets” have hit different parts of the city, including the Pul-e-Mahmood Khan area. Posted photos have also shown holes from rockets in at least two buildings.
According to circulating reports from the site, locals have also heard gun shots in the central area of Kabul. A tweet suggesting that shots had been…