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Rocket Explodes at U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

As America remembers 9/11 attacks

A rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States, but officials at the compound declared all-clear about an hour later and reported no injuries.

A plume of smoke rose over central Kabul shortly after midnight and sirens could be heard. Inside the embassy, employees heard this message over the loudspeaker: “An explosion caused by a rocket has occurred on compound.”

There was no immediate comment from Afghan officials. The NATO mission, which is nearby, also said no personnel had been injured.

It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since a Taliban attack a week before that killed an American soldier and eleven others. Thereafter, President Donald Trump abruptly called off U.S.-Taliban talks over the weekend, saying any peace deal with the Taliban was “dead for now.”

Sources: Epoch Times, AP, CNN
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For President Trump and his advisers as they consider next steps relative to the Taliban and Afghanistan.
  • That God would protect in safety all of the workers in America’s embassies worldwide.