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A rocket struck near the US Embassy in Afghanistan just after the clock struck midnight on the anniversary of 9/11

by Bill Bostock

A rocket narrowly missed the US Embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday during the first few minutes of the 18th anniversary of 9/11.

Loudspeakers inside the office broadcast a warning that "an explosion caused by a rocket has occurred on compound," The Associated Press reported.

No one was injured, the nearby NATO mission told the AP.

A US State Department official told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: "We can confirm there was an explosion near the US Embassy in Kabul. US mission personnel were not directly impacted by this explosion."

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