At least 5 dead, 21 injured as multiple rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul’s commercial area

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At least five people were killed and 21 more wounded in a series of loud explosions that shook central Kabul Saturday morning. 

The explosions are believed to have been caused by more than a dozen rockets fired from different locations. Several rockets also landed near the heavily fortified Green Zone, where many embassies and international firms are based, officials said.

The explosions occurred in densely populated parts of the Afghan capital.

Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz confirmed that “multiple rockets” had been fired, while photos on social media appeared to show damage to an external wall of a large medical complex.

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said in a statement a total of 14 rockets were fired in the attacks.

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