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Rocket attack at US embassy in Afghanistan on 9/11 anniversary

Kabul, Sep 11 A powerful rocket exploded at the US embassy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack in the US. No casualties have been reported so far.

The embassies of other countries are also situated in the vicinity where the attack took place.

An alarm was sounded by the US embassy after the explosion and it could be heard in surrounding areas.

There is no official report of any casualty yet but some casualties are feared.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast and no comment from Afghan officials .

It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump called off U.S.-Taliban ,eeting  to end America’s longest war lasting almost 20 years., citing Kabul attack in which several people, including two members of an international NATO mission were killed.

Trump said those attacks, in which one American soldier also died, were the reason he calls the US-Taliban talks “dead”.

Following Trump’s comments, the Taliban pledged to continue fighting against US forces.

September 11 marks the 18th anniversary of the attacks by al-Qaeda on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001. The US invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 in response to the attacks and toppled the Taliban.

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