Seven members of one family wounded in Kabul rocket attack

At least seven people from one family were wounded in a rocket attack on a civilian area in PD5 in Kabul city on Tuesday afternoon.

The first explosion happened shortly after 1pm local time and the second about 10 minutes later. A third one followed a short while later.

Residents in the area reported that another three landed by 2pm local time.

“My children were having lunch when the explosion happened. All of them were frightened, we have fled the area,” said one Afshar resident Nafisa.

“If they can’t provide security to the people, they should step down so that someone else can come in, we are dying every day,” said another resident Sakina.

Kabul police have confirmed two children and one woman were seriously wounded in the attack and were taken to hospital.

Eyewitnesses said the first rocket landed on a house injuring the people inside. The other rockets reportedly landed on the slope of a nearby mountain.

According to some sources, the rockets had been fired from the Paghman area and the target appeared to have been the nearby Police Academy. However police have not yet confirmed this.

“We rushed to the site of the incident, there was smoke and dust all around, we rescued the wounded and transferred them to hospital,” said Sayed Ali, a resident in PD5.

This attack comes just two days after a suicide bombing outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul claimed the lives of at least 27 people and wounded over 100.

The incident happened a half hour after First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum arrived back in the country after having spent 13 months in Turkey.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the circle at the main entrance of the airport just minutes after Dostum’s convoy had driven past.

Source Tolonews

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