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    Two Missiles Reportedly Hit Diplomatic Quarter of Kabul

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    The Afghan news agency Ariana News has said citing the interior ministry that a missile hit a road near the Canadian Embassy, causing no casualties.

    Social media users are reporting that two missiles were launched in the direction of Kabul's diplomatic quarter. While one allegedly hit the area near the Canadian embassy, another hit the embassy of India in Afghanistan's capital.

    The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has said that a rocket landed inside the territory of the Indian Embassy causing minor structural damage.

    Afghanistan's Interior Ministry confirmed only one missile strike near the Canadian embassy.

    Initial reports suggested that a blast has occurred in the city.

    This is not the first time Kabul's diplomatic area has been attacked. In October 2017, a blast killed 13 and injured 14 more people.

    Afghanistan has suffered for a long time from political, social and security issues because of the activity of various terrorist groups, including the Taliban. 

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