Crazy: Rockets explode near Afghani presidential palace as officials participate in Muslim prayer

Jul 21st

In case you're wondering how things are going in Afghanistan (considering the two decades the U.S. military has spent securing the nation), here's a good visual:

Yep, that's the presidential palace.

I have to give them kuddos for keeping straight faces as they go through their prayers (except for that one dude who TOTALLY freaked out):

President Ashraf Gani seems to have stones of steel tho:

Here's what happened:

President Ashraf Ghani was worshiping in the presidential palace compound in Kabul to celebrate the start of Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday, around 8 a.m. when at least three rockets landed outside the heavily fortified grounds, according to Al Jazeera.

A barrage of missiles can be heard whizzing and loudly exploding near the palace, as the men continue to peacefully pray — without reacting to the nearby chaos, the shocking 30-second TV clip shows.

No one was injured by the rockets, and nobody claimed responsibility for them.

The palace sits in a fortified area protected by large cement walls and barbed wire.

After the attacks, Ghani blasted the Taliban in a speech marking the start of the major Muslim festival.

Crazy stuff!


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