Afghanistan: President Ghani keeps his cool as blasts rock Kabul quarter

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Published on 21 Aug 2018, 8:56
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani remained undeterred as he gave a speech celebrating Eid al-Adha despite audible blasts going off in his vicinity in Kabul on Tuesday.

According to authorities, one rocket landed near the presidential palace, where Ghani was giving his speech, and the second one near a NATO compound and the US Embassy.

After that, military helicopters reportedly shot at the assailants near Eidgah Mosque in the Reka Khana district.

Afghan officials said that the Taliban were behind the incident.

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