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US embassy in Kabul under attack on 9/11

A large explosion was heard in Kabul near the U.S. Embassy shortly after midnight on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack. A large plume of smoke was seen in the sky early Wednesday over Kabul. Local sources have confirmed the blast but claim it was only a single rocket. No casualties being reported yet.

It would be the first major attack in the Afghan capital since Trump called off U.S.-Taliban talks 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 Sgt. First Class Elis A. Barreto Ortizin as the reason why the U.S.-Taliban talks “dead.”