July 20 (UPI) -- Rockets landed near the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul on Tuesday as President Ashraf Ghani led Eid al-Adha prayers outside the residence.
The explosions were captured live on television during the morning prayers, which continued despite the disruption.
Government officials said three rockets were fired from the Parwan-e-Se area in District 18 and landed in District 1 and District 2 near the palace.
No group has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, and the Taliban denied involvement.
Taliban fighters have increased efforts to capture areas of Afghanistan in recent weeks after U.S. President Joe Biden announced a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country by Sept. 11. The Afghan government and Taliban opened peace negotiations Saturday in an attempt to quell the violence.
In a speech Tuesday, Ghani praised government forces for their service amid the recent uptick in fighting.