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Rockets fired at Afghan parliament

A huge explosion took place on Monday as a rocket landed near the Afghan parliament building, a media report said.

The blast took place when senior security officials were on way towards the building to brief lawmakers, Khaama Press reported.

“Some three rockets landed near new parliament building around 10:15am. (local time). At least one rocket struck the building’s yard, sending up a black smoke in the air,” Xinhua news agency quoted an eye witness as saying.

“We still cannot provide details on casualties. But the initial investigation found no one was injured as a result of the attack inside the parliament compound,” a security source said.

More details would be provided as an investigation was launched into the attack, the source added.

The members of the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of parliament, were holding a meeting when the attack took place.

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taleban militant group has launched similar attacks in the past.

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