Explosion rocks US Embassy in Kabul days after Trump called off peace negotiations with the Taliban

SUKIRTI MISHRA 11/09/2019 10:41 AM

Kabul. Wednesday dawned with the World opening its eyes to the news of explosing that rocked the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan thereby reopening the scars of 9/11 attacks on the United States. The explosion was caused by a rocket followed by smoke engulfing the Central Kabul. However, official sources have denied casualties or injuries and declared the compound all-clear post the blast. 

Notably, the Afghan officials have not not issued any official statement regarding the incident. While the nearby NATO mission said no personnel had been injured. This was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since US President Donald Trump abruptly called off peace talks with the Taliban. Evidently, no group has claimed the responsibility for the blast yet.   
For the uninitiated, the US President on Saturday called off peace negotiations with the Taliban in the wake of Kabul car bombing which killed 12 people, including an American soldier. He also cancelled a "secret meeting" with the group's representatives at Camp David over an attack executed by the Taliban on August 7.  Taliban had warned of loss of the lives of Americans due to Trump's decision.  



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