Rockets fired at Afghanistan Parliament, no casualties reported

A huge explosion took place on Monday as a rocket landed near the Afghan parliament building, a media report said

hidden March 28, 2016 14:33:10 IST
Rockets fired at Afghanistan Parliament, no casualties reported

Kabul: A huge explosion took place on Monday as a rocket landed near the Afghan parliament building, a media report said.

Rockets fired at Afghanistan Parliament no casualties reported

Representational image of Afghan Parliament. Reuters

The blast took place when senior security officials were on way towards the building to brief lawmakers, Khaama Press reported.

"Some three rockets landed near new parliament building around 10.15 am (local time). At least one rocket struck the building's yard, sending up black smoke in the air," the Xinhua news agency quoted an eye witness as saying. "We still cannot provide details on casualties. But initial investigations found that no one was injured as a result of the attack inside the parliament compound," a security source said.

More details would be provided as an investigation was launched into the attack, the source added.

The members of the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of parliament, were holding a meeting when the attack took place.

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban militant group has launched similar attacks in the past.

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