June 2, 2010 / 5:26 AM / 9 years ago

Gunfire erupts near venue of Afghan peace jirga

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunfire erupted on Wednesday near the site of a peace jirga in the Afghan capital attended by President Hamid Karzai and hundreds of tribal elders and notables, witnesses and officials said.

Details were not immediately available about the gunfire, which happened soon after three rockets landed near the vicinity of the conference. Karzai left the venue in an armed convoy as helicopters hovered above.

Reporting by Sayed Salahudin; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani, Editing by David Fox

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