Rocket hit Kabul just hours before Donald Trump announced Afghanistan strategy

Rocket hit Kabul just hours before Donald Trump announced Afghanistan strategy

Afghan soldiers are working in Kabul (Stock image)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A rocket landed in the fortified diplomatic area of Kabul, Afghanistan last night [August 21], just hours before Donald Trump's strategy for the country was annonunced.

A siren was sounded by the US embassy to warn of the approaching rocket, which is especially important as the Nato headquarters are in the city along with several embassies.

A police officer told AFP that the rocket landed on a football pitch in Wazir Akbar Khan, but claimed there were no reports of injuries.

The city has been hit by several attacks recently, including a truck bomb which killed 150 people and injured roughly 400 people, according to France 24.

Last week the Taliban warned the US President against sending more soldiers to Afghanistan as it claims they will never defeat the group. The Taliban also criticised the government in Afghanistan.

But Donald Trump has now said he will increase the engagement of the US military in Afghanistan as he claims pulling troops out could leave space for terrorism.

He said that he wants to "fight to win" and avoid making similar mistakes to those made in Iraq, according to the BBC