Afghanistan- Missile Hit Iranian Embassy in Kabul

  • In an armed attack, more than 20 rockets were fired at buildings in Kabul's Green Zone, one of which hit the Iranian embassy compound.
  • The Afghan Interior Ministry says at least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in the attacks.
  • A total of 14 rockets were fired at the center and north of the city from a van.

The Afghan Interior Ministry says at least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in the attacks. On the morning of Saturday, November 21nd, a number of rockets were fired at buildings in Kabul’s Green Zone, where most embassies and government offices are located.

Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country. It is also a municipality, forming part of the greater Kabul Province, and divided into 22 districts.

In an armed attack, more than 20 rockets were fired at buildings in Kabul’s Green Zone, one of which hit the Iranian embassy compound.

A state-run IRNA news agency quoted a spokesman for the Islamic Republic Embassy in Kabul as saying that one of the missiles hit the garden of the embassy compound, which exploded, breaking some windows in the embassy rooms and cutting the wires of its equipment.

“One of the rockets fired this morning, November 21, 2020, landed at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kabul and various shrapnel hit the main building, glasses, facilities, and equipment of the embassy,” tweeted the Iranian embassy.

The embassy added, “Fortunately, there were no casualties and all embassy staff are in good health.”

Mullah Ghadimi told IRNA that the rocket attack on the embassy grounds did not cause any casualties, only destroying the garden and cutting down trees, and that the blast damaged internet wires and internal telephones. A total of 14 rockets were fired at the center and north of the city from a van moving in the “housing supply” area west of Kabul, the news agency said.

Launch a Rocket From the Van

Some sources put the number of missiles fired at 23, and the Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed that at least 20 missiles had been fired. In the images published from the mentioned van, the firing tank of 24 missiles and an unexploded rocket can be seen.

In a Twitter message, the  Afghanistan News website posted a photo of a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, criticizing the Afghan security services for moving the car “in the navel of the capital” without being noticed by officers.

At Least 38 People Were Killed or Injured

Bombs blast in Kabul, Afghanstan

At least eight people were killed and 30 others were injured in Saturday morning’s attacks, the news sources reported, quoting the Afghan Interior Ministry. No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban extremist Islamists have denied any involvement in the attack.

There have been other bombings and suicide attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks, most of which have been claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group. Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan’s first vice president, who temporarily took charge of security in Kabul a few weeks ago, said in response to Saturday morning’s rocket attack that security officials had not yet achieved their goals.

It has not yet been determined whether the firing of a rocket at the embassy of the Islamic Republic in Kabul was accidental or planned.

Unfortunately, the necessary efforts are not being made to ensure security in Afghanstan. The peace process, for example, is not moving forward as it should. The only reason for the deterioration of  security is the lack of peace. All parties to the country’s war need sacrifice for the well-being and prosperity of Afghanstan.

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Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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