‘Explosion caused by a rocket’ near US embassy in Kabul

A large explosion has been heard near the United States embassy in Kabul shortly after midnight  Wednesday.

The Associated Press reported that a US embassy employee reached by phone confirmed the blast but had no details.

A plume of smoke was seen near the location of the explosion, according to witnesses.

Inside the embassy, according to the AP, employees heard this message over the loudspeaker: “An explosion caused by a rocket has occurred on compound.”

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Source: Al Jazeera