Rocket hits empty house in Afghanistan, no cause reported

A rocket hit an empty house in the Sherpur area of ​​Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul on Sunday, with no fatalities reported, the Interior Ministry said.

The interim Interior Ministry spokesman in the Taliban-led government confirmed the occurrence of an explosion in the city of Kabul, Tolo News reported.

Turning to Twitter, Tolo News said: “But the ministry does not provide details on the nature and location of this explosion. On the other hand, some residents of the capital claim to have heard the sound of several explosions in various parts of Kabul.”

Earlier in the day, Tolo News reported an explosion in the Dehmazang area of ​​Kabul city. And at that moment, the security officials said nothing about it.

Meanwhile, another explosion occurred at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium during the Shpageeza Cricket Tournament this week, and several people were injured, according to media reports.

After the explosion, a video is going viral on social media where people are seen panicking and trying to take refuge in a safe place.

Attacks in Afghanistan have escalated since the Taliban took control of the country. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also released a report earlier this month outlining the human rights situation in Afghanistan in the 10 months following the Taliban’s takeover.

The report summarizes UNAMA’s findings on the protection of civilians, extrajudicial killings, torture and ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests and detentions, the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, fundamental freedoms and the situation in places of detention. The report also contains recommendations to both the de facto authorities and the international community.

Despite an overall and significant reduction in gun violence, UNAMA recorded 2,106 civilian casualties between mid-August 2021 and mid-June 2022.

According to the UN report, most of the civilian casualties have been attributed to targeted attacks by the armed group self-identified as the Islamic State in Iraq and in the Levante province – Khorasan against ethnic and religious minorities in the places they go in school, they adore and go about their daily life.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a distributed feed.)

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