Afghan government installed new Air Defence system in capital Kabul to thwart missile attack

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Afghan government installed new Air Defence system in capital Kabul to thwart missile attack

The Afghan government on Sunday said it has installed and activated a new air defense link system in the capital Kabul to thwart any rocket and missile strikes.

"It is the most used system in the world for repelling rockets and missiles," the Interior Ministry said in a statement, asserting that Afghan security forces are ready to defend their people and territory at any cost.

Surrounded by tall, rocky mountains, the capital of landlocked Afghanistan has been prone to rocket attacks throughout its modern turbulent history.

Multiple magnetic bomb blasts and rocket attacks rocked Kabul on Nov 21, 2020, killing at least eight people and injuring over 30.

Earlier, multiple rockets hit the highly guarded diplomatic enclave during Independence Day celebrations. According to the ministry, at least 10 people were injured in 14 rockets fired from two cars.

The attack forced disruption in the live telecast by the state broadcaster RTA of the high-profile celebrations.