The United States has condemned the firing of rockets near the presidential palace in Kabul and called for an accelerated path to a political settlement in Afghanistan to pave the way for the lasting peace that its people desire.
Addressing reporters at his daily news conference on Tuesday, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said Afghans have been suffering from “senseless violence” for far too long.
According to reports, at least three rockets landed near the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday while President Ashraf Ghani and others were offering Eid al-Adha prayers. However, no one was injured.
Video clips online showed Ghani and others part of the gathering barely flinching and continuing their prayers as the rockets hit. Later, Ghani proceeded to address the gathering.