Just a few minutes into Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, a rocket exploded at the U.S Embassy in Afghanistan. Officials later reported that there were no injuries and declared an ‘all-clear.’
This is notably terrifying, as today marks the 18th anniversary of when our country was under terrorist attack.
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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.”
About an hour later the all-clear announcement was made, with no reports of injuries.
There was no immediate comment from Afghan officials or those with the NATO mission, which is also nearby.
It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off U.S.-Taliban talks over the weekend, on the brink of an apparent deal to end America’s longest war.
Two Taliban car bombs shook Kabul last week, killing several civilians and two members of the NATO mission. Trump has cited the death of a U.S. service member in one of those blasts as the reason why he now calls the U.S.-Taliban talks “dead.”
The 9/11 anniversary is a sensitive day in Afghanistan’s capital and one on which attacks have occurred. A U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan shortly after the 2001 attack toppled the Taliban, who had harbored Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader and attacks mastermind.