Palace or Tapa-e-Tajbeg Palace is a Palace built in the 1920s and
located about 16 km outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. The stately mansion
sits atop a knoll among foothills where the Afghan royal family once
hunted and picnicked.
Operation Storm-333 («Шторм-333») was the codename of the operation
on December 27, 1979 in which Soviet special forces stormed the Palace
and killed President Hafizullah Amin and his 200 personal guards. His
eleven year old son died due to shrapnel wounds.
Since the Soviet intervention, the Palace has been occupied by
Mujahedeen, Taliban and Coalition Forces and has been severely damaged
due to the quarter century of violence that has gripped the country.
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