US embassy in Kabul comes under attack reportedly by Afghan Taliban
KABUL - A rocket reportedly exploded near the US embassy in the Afghan capital city shortly after midnight on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, AP said.
According to AP, citing embassy officials, a projectile exploded just minutes into Wednesday. Inside the embassy, the staffers reportedly heard that the blast had been caused by a rocket that hit the compound.
Officials at the compound declared an all-clear about an hour later and reported no injuries, according to the media report. The nearby NATO mission also said that no personnel had been injured, AP reported.
According to AFP, citing Afghan's interior ministry spokesman, Nosrat Rahimi, "a rocket hit a wall at the defence ministry, with no casualties reported".
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Violence in Afghanistan has escalated amid talks between the United States and the Taliban movement, which has in recent days conducted a number of terrorist attacks that have killed dozens of people in the war-torn country.
On Monday, US President Donald Trump said that US peace talks with the Taliban were 'dead' after the group claimed responsibility for an attack that killed a US service member in Kabul on 5 September.