Rocket hits Afghan parliament building

Rocket-hits-Afghan-parliament-building.    KABUL, Afghanistan, A rocket struck Afghanistan’s parliament building in Kabul on Monday morning.

Afghanistan’s parliament building in Kabul was struck by a rocket Monday as the lower house of parliament gathered for a meeting. Photo by Guru Chai/Wikipedia















The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in which four rockets were fired. Two landed near the new building, one landed on a nearby army base and one punctured the wall of an interior building in the complex and broke windows. A witness reported seeing black smoke in the air at the point of impact. No casualties were reported.

The attack came as members of parliament’s lower house, the Wolesi Jirga, held a meeting and senior security officers arrived to attend a conference.

Violence in the capital of Afghanistan has increased as NATO and U.S. forces have reduced their presence. A bomb attack Friday on the home of an Afghan politician resulted in a security guard losing his leg.

By Ed Adamczyk