Blast near US Embassy in Kabul marks early hours of 9/11 anniversary

A big explosion went off in the neighborhood of the US Embassy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, moments after midnight on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist assaults, footage from the scene reveals.

A column of smoke was captured in photographs early Wednesday morning, considered near the US Embassy in Kabul’s “exclusion zone.” The Afghan Defense Ministry stated a rocket hit an “external wall” near its headquarters, however confirmed no casualties.

A US Embassy official has confirmed the blast to PBS, however had no additional particulars. Some reviews stated ambulance sirens could possibly be heard in the world across the embassy.

Following a string of bombings in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan over the past week, US President Donald Trump referred to as off negotiations with the Taliban that had been ongoing for over a 12 months, insisting the talks have been “dead.”

The militant group responded harshly to the abrupt about-face, vowing to wage “jihad” in opposition to the United States and renew efforts to seize new territory in Afghanistan.