A rocket attack was launched at the US Embassy in Afghanistan on the day of the completion of 18 years of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the US. Officials said there were no casualties in the attack.
After midnight, there was smoke in central Kabul and the sound of sirens began to be heard. Inside the embassy staff heard a message on the loudspeaker that the compound had been attacked by rockets.
Afghan officials have not immediately commented on this. The NATO mission has also confirmed no casualties. This is the first major attack in Afghanistan after US President Donald Trump ended peace talks with the Taliban last weekend.
Significantly, on 11 September 2001, there was a fierce terrorist attack on America under the leadership of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Only after this did the Taliban collapse in Afghanistan. Today, even after 18 years, about 14,000 American soldiers are stationed in Afghanistan.
No organization has claimed responsibility for the blast yet. According to eyewitnesses, smoke was seen in place of the explosion. The news agency Xinhua reported that it was a rocket blast of sorts.
The incident came after US President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel peace talks with Taliban leaders. The talks were to take place at Camp David on 8 September. The decision was taken after the US President killed 12 people, including an American soldier, in the September 5 car bombing in Kabul.
Earlier, 7 civilians were killed in the US airstrike in the Maidan Vardak province of Afghanistan. The attack took place on Sunday. According to Afghan news agency, residents of the province have appealed to the government to investigate the incident.