Developing: Multiple Rockets Strike Kabul Near Diplomatic District

Several rockets struck Kabul on Tuesday, including near the main diplomatic district, officials said.

“Around 9:30 am today, several rockets were fired from two fast-moving vehicles,” Ministry of Interior spokesperson Tariq Arian said.

Blasts shook the diplomatic quarters around Wazir Akbar Khan and Sherpur area of the 8th and 17th districts of Kabul city centre, which was quickly placed under lockdown.

Social media accounts of workers said they quickly took cover after hearing loud explosions.

It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties or who was behind the attack, which took place on Afghanistan’s independence day.

Early reports indicate at least 10 people may be wounded.

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