Afghanistan's new parliament building in Kabul came under a rocket attack by the Taliban Monday. No casualties have been reported as yet. The parliament building, built with assistance from India, was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December 2015.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said it resulted in heavy casualties, according to Reuters.
The rocket attack took place when security officials were entering the building to brief lawmakers Monday, local media reported. According to reports, at least four rockets were fired.
"Some three rockets landed near the new parliament building at around 10:15 a.m. (local time). At least one rocket struck inside the building's yard, sending black smoke in the air," a witness told Xinhua.
Taliban militants had attacked the Afghanistan parliament building in June last year when many high-level officials were inside. While security officers prevented the militants from storming inside the building, they fired at the complex with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns, leaving two people dead, according to the Guardian.
Monday's attack came as the lower house of the Afghan parliament, known as Wolesi Jirga, was meeting.