Kabul: Rocket strikes presidential palace

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Afghanistan Presidential Palace
Kabul, Aug 18: Just two days before the presidential elections, a rocket hit the presidential palace in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul on Tuesday, Aug 18. However, no on were hurt in the attack, say the police.

Two rockets were fired into the Afghan capital. While the first strike caused heavy damage to the presidential palace, the second strike was aimed at the main police headquarters near the palace.

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The presidential elections are all set to begin on Thursday, Aug 20 and militants who have vowed to disrupt the poll have attacked twice this month.

This comes after a bomb was denoted right in front of the NATO headquarters on Saturday, Aug 15 which claimed at least seven lives and injured many people.

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