Qargha Military Base comes under rocket attack
KABUL (Pajhwok): A rocket believed to be fired by Taliban militants landed close to the Qargha Military Base close to capital Kabul on Saturday morning but caused no casualties or damages, an official said.
Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman of the Ministry of Defense, told Pajhwok Afghan News that three rockets were fired around 5:10am this morning but landed away from the compound.
Marshal Fahim Military University and a training center for the Afghan National Army (ANA) are located in the Qargha Military Base.
Wishing to go unnamed, a resident of the area told Pajhwok Afghan News he heard three rocket fires early this morning.
Warning alarm was also heard in the base immediately after the incident, he added.
However, some residents of Company area said the rockets were fired from Khwaja Jim Hill. Shamsuddin, a resident of the locality, said security forces cordoned-off the area soon after the incident.
As usual, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack and said that security forces suffered heavy casualties in the incident.
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