On the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, there was an explosion near the US embassy in the Afghan capital. US President Trump did not interrupt the talks with the Taliban until the weekend.
On the eighteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks there was an explosion near the US embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul. This was reported by the US Department of Defense. The explosion on Wednesday morning had no direct impact on the staff of the embassy.
Immediately after the explosion, shortly after midnight, a large black cloud of smoke was visible above the center of Kabul, howling sirens. Shortly thereafter, employees were informed by a speaker on the American embassy site that the blast was caused by a rocket.
Explosion probably at the Ministry of Defense
There are also reports of a rocket being fired at the Afghan Ministry of Defense. The rocket had hit a wall in the building complex in Kabul shortly after midnight, said a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry. There were no reports of deaths or injuries. The Department of Defense is approximately two kilometers from the American embassy.
US has interrupted talks with the Taliban
After the disintegration of the US peace talks, the radical Islamic Taliban announced on Tuesday that they would continue their fight against the US forces in Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump had previously declared months of talks with the Taliban, who were supposed to be almost complete, "dead." He cited a Taliban attack last week in Kabul, killing at least 16 people, including an American soldier.
After the attacks of September 11, 2001, the US invaded Afghanistan and overthrew the then Taliban government, which had protected the Al Qaeda terrorist network.