Mon, 26 Jul 2021

ASADABAD, Afghanistan, June 23 (Xinhua) -- A hospital in Asadabad city in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province was struck and damaged in a rocket attack launched by the militants on Wednesday, according to provincial governor Mohammad Iqbal Sayed.

The militants, according to the governor, fired several rockets in the attack upon Asadabad city and one of them hit the hospital early Wednesday, causing damages to facilities and burning the vaccine depot there.

City health officials said that COVID-19 and polio vaccines were kept at the depot in the struck hospital.

Two more rockets slammed into Asadabad's residential area and damaged some houses, governor Sayed added.

Militants fighting against the Afghan government launched rocket and mortar attacks on Asadabad city from Tuesday, he said.

Taliban militants who are active in parts of Kunar province with Asadabad as its capital 185 km east of the national Kabul haven't claimed responsibility for the attack.

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