Three rockets hit near the Afghan presidential palace on Tuesday, a day ahead of Eid-al-Adha. President Ashraf Ghani was on his way to address the nation on the auspicious occasion of the Muslim community.
Rockets Land in Afghan Presidential Palace a Day Before Eid-al-Adha
Three rockets are reported to hit near the presidential palace in Afghanistan on Tuesday; a day ahead of Eid-al-Adha. It happened just before the Afghan President; Ashraf Ghani was on his way to address the nation; on the auspicious occasion of the Muslim community. However, no one was injured in the accident region. Luckily, the rockets landed outside the presidential palace. According to the spokesperson, Mirwais Stanikzai; the three rockets landed on the heavily invigorated palace grounds.
An attack Ahead of Eid-al-Adha is a Matter of Concern
It is a matter of concern because; an attack on the presidential palace is a real big deal. That too just before a holy festival like Eid-al-Adha. However, no one immediately responded to the rocket attack. The presidential palace is situated in a so-called “green zone”. It has giant cemented blast walls and barbed wire. Besides that, the streets outside the presidential palace are abandoned. No one is actually allowed on those streets. Then how did this attack happen? Who was behind this attack?
US and NATO have Pulled Out 95 Percent of their Troops from Afghanistan
Afghanistan is really going through tough times right now. The US and the NATO forces; have started to withdraw their troops from the country. Henceforth, Afghanistan is scared that it might fall into deeper chaos and confusion lately. Therefore, Abdallah Abdullah, the second official in the government; decided to have a high-level talk with the Taliban. Moreover, President Joe Biden has already stated; that he will pull out all the troops from Afghanistan before August 31. However, the meeting went on for two days and it was decided; that they will conduct another high-level meeting soon after Eid-al-Adha.
Were Abdullah and the President Present in the Palace at the Time of Attack?
Abdullah and the Afghan President; were both present in the palace when the rockets landed. As mentioned above, the President was about to give a speech; ahead of Eid-al-Adha. However, the rockets landed at a little distance from the actual palace.