Five rockets, allegedly launched from Afghanistan, landed near the border town of Termez in southern Uzbekistan on Tuesday, according to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry.

“At about 16:20 on July 5, five rockets presumably fired from Afghanistan’s territory hit the ground in Uzbekistan’s border territory. No explosions followed. No casualties or damages were reported,” the ministry announced the news on its Telegram channel.

According to the ministry, none of the rockets exploded, resulting in no human losses or significant destruction other than little damage done to four private residences in the southern Uzbekistan city of Termez.

One of the launched missiles is said to have landed on a football stadium, undetonated.

According to the statement from the Uzbek ministry, the relevant Uzbek authorities are currently working with the Afghan side to put the required steps in place to determine the incident’s causes.

The Taliban officials have yet to respond to the incident.

Prior to this, the Khorasan branch of ISIS alleged that it had launched rocket operations on Uzbekistan’s territory in April of this year, although the Uzbek Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied this at the time.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).