President Ghani instructed the national defense and security forces to continue to their operations against the Taliban until a positive response has not been received.
Multiple rockets hit Afghanistan's capital Kabul today while President Ashraf Ghani spoke at at an Eid prayer ceremony, two days after he declared a "conditional ceasefire" with the Taliban. The outlet said, citing officials, that at least 12 missiles exploded in the area, adding that locals say there might have been more than 20.
Military helicopters were firing above the Eidgah Mosque in Reka Khana district, where smoke was rising as police and the interior ministry said clashes were underway, amid a heavy security presence near the Kabul Stadium.
The attack on the palace and the diplomatic zone occurred early on Tuesday, according to Tolo news.
Two Taliban commanders have said their leader rejected President Ghani's offer of a three-month ceasefire.
The Taliban on Monday appeared set to reject the Afghan government's offer of another holiday truce and took almost 200 passengers hostage when they ambushed three buses travelling to the capital.
However, additional explosions were heard at about 10am - which was believed to have been RPG's fired by security forces.
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