President Ashraf Ghani continues with the prayers despite multiple loud explosions in the area, TV images show.
Rockets have landed near the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, a live television broadcast showed.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, Reuters news agency citing local media reports said on Tuesday.
President Ashraf Ghani continued with the prayers despite multiple loud explosions in the area, TV images showed.
Video by national TV shows the moment rockets landed near the Presidential Palace during Eid prayers this morning. pic.twitter.com/WmEniyfLfM
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At least three rockets landed in the Afghan capital as the city marked the start of the Muslim holiday, local media and witnesses reported.
The rockets, fired at around 8:00 am (0330 GMT) were heard across the heavily fortified Green Zone that houses the palace and several embassies, including the US mission.
“Today the enemies of Afghanistan launched rocket attacks in different parts of Kabul city,” said interior ministry spokesman Mirwais Stanikzai.
“All the rockets hit three different parts. Based on our initial information, we have no casualties. Our team is investigating.”
Minutes after the attack, Ghani began an address to the nation in the presence of some of his top officials.
Rockets have been aimed at the presidential palace several times in the past, the last being in December.
The attack coincides with a sweeping Taliban offensive across the country as foreign forces wind up a troop withdrawal scheduled to be completed by August 31.