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Rocket attack on Afghanistan Parliament; no casualties yet

Four Rockets Were Fired On The Parliament Building. One Of The Rockets Impacted The Building, Two Others Landed In Surrounding Areas While One Of Them Landed In An Army Base Nearby, Eyewitnesses Were Quoted As Saying. A Lawmaker Said The MPs And Other People In The Building Were Safe.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Mar 2016, 04:29:05 PM
Afghanistan Parliament

New Delhi:

Militants fired four rockets at the Afghan Parliament today with one impacting the new building that was built with India’s assistance, media reports said. The incident took place when senior security officials were on their way to the building to brief lawmakers on the current situation in the country, Khaama Press reported.

Four rockets were fired on the Parliament building. One of the rockets impacted the building, two others landed in surrounding areas while one of them landed in an army base nearby, eyewitnesses were quoted as saying. A lawmaker said the MPs and other people in the building were safe.

Today’s attack came just over three months after the new Parliament building, built with India’s assistance, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The swanky new building was built by India at a cost of USD 90 million. The Parliament building project was started by India in 2007 as a mark of friendship and cooperation to help rebuild Afghanistan. Today’s incident also comes days after a heavy blast rocked Kabul after a bike packed with explosives was detonated. (Also read. Over 60 killed, 200 injured in suicide blast in crowded park in Lahore)

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First Published : 28 Mar 2016, 12:54:00 PM

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