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Police foiled rocket attacks on Kabul city

By Khaama Press - Thu Sep 17 2015, 5:09 pm

rocketPolice foiled rocket attacks on Kabul city on Thursday.

General Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the Kabul Police Chief told reporters that militants had placed four BM1 rockets in a grape garden in Tarakhil area, the center of Deh Sabz District, in order to launch them on Kabul city.

He said upon receiving information, police raided that garden on time and recovered the rockets which were ready to be fired.

General Rahimi praised residents of the area for assisting their security forces. The rockets were later defused by police.

This comes a day after a suicide attack left four people killed and 41 others wounded in Paghman District of Kabul.

The suicide bomber was driving a vehicle laden with explosives and rammed it on to the wall of Paghman Police HQ  on Wednesday which resulted in the deaths and injuries of 45 people.

Those killed included the CID officer of Paghman District and those wounded included 10 students of a nearby school.

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