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An injured man is carried to a hospital after rockets hit residential areas in Kabul, Afghanistan November 21, 2020. Image Credit: REUTERS

Kabul: The death toll in a rocket attack that pounded the Afghan capital early Saturday rose to eight, officials confirmed, marking the latest assault in an ongoing wave of violence sweeping Kabul.

“The terrorists fired 23 rockets on the city of Kabul. Based on the initial information, eight people were martyred, and 31 others were wounded,” said interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian, who blamed the Taliban for the attack. A police source also confirmed the toll.