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Rocket strike in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

  • Published at 12:12 pm September 11th, 2019
This picture taken on September 10, 2019 shows a light show in tribute to New York City's World Trade Centre Twin Towers on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, at the 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza on a hill overlooking Jerusalem AFP

The strike occurred just after midnight

A rocket was fired at the Afghan defence ministry complex in the capital Kabul in the early hours of Wednesday, on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but no one was hurt, an official said. 

"A rocket hit a wall at the defence ministry, with no casualties reported," interior ministry spokesman Nosrat Rahimi said in a statement.

The strike occurred just after midnight.

It was the first in the Afghan capital since US President Donald Trump announced at the weekend that talks with the Taliban aimed at a withdrawal of US troops were "dead."

On Tuesday, the insurgents pledged to continue fighting and warned that Washington would regret abandoning the negotiations.

The September 11, 2001 attacks on US targets prompted the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, which toppled the Taliban regime. 

Last week, Kabul was the scene of two attacks claimed by the Taliban that killed more than two dozen people.