Central Kabul struck by barrage of rocket fire

WHAT?

A series of loud explosions shook central Kabul today. As per reports, several rockets landed near the heavily fortified Green Zone where many embassies & international firms are based.

WHO?

The Taliban have pledged not to attack urban areas under the terms of a US withdrawal deal, but the Kabul administration has blamed the insurgents or their proxies for other recent attacks in Kabul.

WHEN?

Taliban and Afghan government negotiators launched peace talks in Doha in September but progress has been slow.

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