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    In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan.

    Afghan City of Ghazni Shelled During President's Visit - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Two rockets were launched at the Afghan city of Ghazni while the country's president was there for a visit, Ashraf Ghani, Pajhwok news agency reported on Thursday.

    According to the Pajhwok news agency, the president, accompanied by other government officials, was holding a meeting in the residence of the provincial governor.

    READ MORE: Preliminary Assessment Shows 12 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan Airstrike — UN

    According to the 1TV broadcaster, the rockets landed several meters from where the meeting was taking place. No casualties have been reported.

    Security remains one of Afghanistan's most pressing issues, with the government continuing to flight the Taliban insurgency and the Daesh* terror group.

    Afghanistan's government forces have long been fighting Taliban* insurgency, as well as the Daesh terrorist group, with the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducting joint counterterrorist operations across the country.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) and Taliban are terrorist groups banned in Russia


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