Kabul gathering attended by Abdullah hit by rocket attack

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A gathering in the Afghan capital attended by politician Abdullah Abdullah comes under attack, his spokesman says.

A ceremony in Kabul attended by Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah was hit by a rocket attack but the Afghan leader escaped unharmed, his spokesman said on Friday.

“The attack started with a boom, apparently a rocket landed in the area, Abdullah and some other politicians … escaped the attack unhurt,” Fraidoon Kwazoon, was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesperson for the interior ministry, said special forces and police were sent to the area.

Broadcaster Tolo News showed live footage of people running for cover as gunfire was heard.

No group claimed responsibility for the incident, which occurred at the commemoration ceremony for Abdul Ali Mazani, a politician from the predominantly Shia Hazara ethnic group. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties.

 

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