Rocket attack on Afghan mines ministryOfficials in the ministry of mines of Afghanistan on Wednesday confirmed that militants launched a rocket attack on the ministry compound late Tuesday night.

A spokesman for the ministry of mines of Afghanistan, Mohammad Rafi Sediqi said the rocket hit the working office of the mines minister, Wahidullah Shahrani, injuring one person.

Mr. Sediqi further added that the the incident took place around 11 pm on Tuesday night, and the security guard of Mr.Shahrani’s office was critically injured following the attack.

He said Mr. Shahrani was not in his office when the incident took place, and it is not from which position the rocket was launched. No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

The ministry of Afghanistan is located near the ARG presidential palace, ministry of finance and ministry of defense of Afghanistan.

According to Mohammad Rafi Sediqi, Afghan security forces have launched an investigation in this regard, and further details regarding the incident will be released later.

He blamed the anti-government armed militant groups for the attack and said the militants are not satisfied with the recent achievements of the mines ministry to start work on some of the major mines of the country.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.