KABUL, Afghanistan

Volleys of gunfire rang out on Friday at a ceremony attended by top Afghan government officials.

Former President Hamid Karzai, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and a number of other figures fled the site in the capital Kabul, a spokesman of the chief executive told Anadolu Agency.

Abdullah escaped unhurt, spokesman Omaid Maisam said.

The gathering was held to mark the death anniversary of Shia leader Abdul Ali Mazari.

This come after the U.S. and Taliban reached a peace deal aimed at ending violence in the war-torn country.

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