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2 Rockets fired into Kabul on Day Two of Jirga

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 10:21
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Two rockets were fired into Afghan capital Kabul Thursday, police said, ahead of the start of day two of a major gathering to discuss future relations with the United States.

Afgan Jirga
Afgan Jirga

“It’s apparently rocket shots fired into Kabul,” said Kabul police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi after witnesses reported hearing two loud explosions.

The interior ministry said in a statement that one civilian had been injured in the attack.

The Taliban have threatened to attack the loya jirga, a traditional meeting of elders convened by President Hamid Karzai to discuss a strategic partnership with the United States, plus a peace strategy.

During Afghanistan’s last loya jirga in 2010, militants fired rockets at the event in a breach of security that led to two ministers resigning.

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