Rocket hits empty house in Afghanistan, no casualties reported



A rocket hit a vacant house in the Sherpur neighborhood of Kabul on Sunday, causing no casualties, the interior ministry said.

The acting spokesman for the Taliban-led government’s Interior Ministry has confirmed the occurrence of an explosion in the city of Kabul, Tolo News reported.

Taking to Twitter, Tolo News said, “But the ministry does not give details about the nature and location of this explosion. On the other hand, some residents of the capital say they heard the sound of several explosions in various neighborhoods of Kabul.”

Earlier in the day, Tolo News reported that an explosion was heard in the Dehmazang district of Kabul city. And at that time, security officials said nothing about it.

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

Following the explosion, a video goes viral on social media where people are seen panicking and seeking refuge in a safe place.

Attacks in Afghanistan have increased since the Taliban took control of the country. Even, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), earlier this month, released a report outlining the human rights situation in Afghanistan in the 10 months since the Taliban takeover. .

The report summarizes UNAMA’s findings regarding 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 the de facto authorities and the international community.

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

According to the UN report, the majority of civilian casualties were attributed to targeted attacks by the armed group self-identified as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan province against ethnic and religious minority communities in the places where they go to school, worship and go about their daily lives.

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