An explosion was reported in Kabul on Sunday evening. According to locals in the area, the explosion was caused by a rocket hitting house in the area.
#Breaking | Another explosion reported in #Kabul. Witnesses say the blast was caused by a rocket hitting a residential house in the 11th Security District.— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) August 29, 2021
Pradeep with details, Mujhibullah reports from Kabul and Srinjoy with updates. pic.twitter.com/UNp6eexJVq
Visuals of the incident have emerged on social media. According to Republic TV, the explosion in Kabul occurred at the Gulai area of Khajeh Baghra, in the 11th security district.
Asvaka, an Afghan news agency, reported that at least two were killed and three were wounded in the incident which was said to be a rocket attack.
In the wee hours of Sunday, the USA had informed that they carried out a drone attack in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, against an Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) target. However, names of those killed in the attack have not been released.
“We saw that rickshaws were burning. Children and women were wounded and one man, one boy and one woman had been killed on the spot. We tried to find people to bring something so that we can carry or transport the wounded,” one man was quoted by CNN as saying.
Only days earlier, the Kabul airport was rocked by a suicide bombing which claimed the lives nearly 200 people, including US service members.
Update: Hours after the reports of the rocket attack, the Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said that a US airstrike targeted a terrorist who was going to attack the Kabul airport. The Taliban said that a drone strike by US forces targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to attack the Kabul international airport on Sunday. In a message to journalists, the Taliban spokesperson said that the vehicle was laden with explosives, but didn’t give any other detail.
At present, it is not known whether the ‘rocket strike’ and this ‘drone strike’ are the same incidents. the report said that the rocket strike hit a residential building, while Taliban is saying the US airstrike hit a vehicle.