Three rockets hit near Afghanistan presidential palace

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At least three rockets hit near the presidential palace on Tuesday just before Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was to give an address to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid-a-Adha, AP reported.

There were no injuries and the rockets landed outside the heavily fortified palace grounds, said Mirwais Stanikzai, spokesman for the interior minister.

No one immediately took responsibility for the rocket attack which seemed more intended to unnerve than do damage. The palace is in the middle of a so-called Green Zone that is fortified with giant cement blast walls and barbed wire, and streets near the palace have long been closed off.

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