Afghanistan president calmly prays amid rocket attack, video shows

Afghanistan president calmly prays amid rocket attack, video shows


Unsettling footage shows the Afghan president calmly praying with a group of men Tuesday as rockets exploded around them.

President Ashraf Ghani was worshipping 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.

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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.

“This Eid has been named after Afghan forces to honor their sacrifices and courage, especially in the last three months,”

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