Watch: At least 8 killed after mortar shells hit Kabul residential areas

At least 8 people were killed after a barrage of rockets struck different parts of Kabul. Several others were injured in the rocket attack which took place on Saturday. Police said about 23 mortar shells slammed into different parts of the Afghan capital. The salvo slammed into various parts of Kabul including the heavily fortified Green Zone. The Green Zone in the Afghan capital houses embassies and international firms. The wounded were taken to Emergency Hospital in the Shahr-e-Naw area in Kabul. The Taliban issued a quick statement denying any responsibility for the attack. Violence in Afghanistan has spiked in recent months with attacks often claimed by the Islamic State group affiliate.