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Kabul rocket attack: 4 assailants killed, 5 captured alive

Kabul rocket attack: 4 assailants killed, 5 captured alive

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Aug 22, 2018 - 14:31

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Nine insurgents fired about 30 mortar rounds from two separate, but nearby locations in Kabul's police district 8 on Tuesday and as Afghan forces responded they killed four assailants and captured five alive, NATOinfo-icon said on Wednesday. 

In a statement, the alliance said Afghan forces responded swiftly to the attack with coordinated combined arms. 

Afghan police cordoned off the area while MD-530 helicopters from the Afghan Air Force destroyed one firing position and Afghan Special Security Forces destroyed the other. 

In total, four of the nine insurgents were killed and the other five insurgents surrendered to Afghan forces, the statement said.

No Resolute Support or US Forces-Afghanistaninfo-icon service members were wounded during the attack that hit an area around the Presidential Palace just as President Ashraf Ghani was delivering a speech marking the beginning of Eid al-Adhainfo-icon.

President Ghani acknowledged the explosions that were heard during his speech and described the perpetrators as enemies of Afghanistan, Islam and peace.

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