Wednesday, December 25, 2013

U.S. Embassy Compund In Kabul Attacked On Christmas Day

Two Taliban Rockets Hit U.S. Embassy In Kabul -- New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — A pair of rockets fired by the Taliban struck the United States Embassy in Kabul shortly before dawn on Wednesday, sending hundreds of American diplomats and aid workers based at the mission scrambling into fortified bunkers to start their Christmas Day, the embassy said.

There were no reports of casualties at the embassy. But Afghan officials said that another two rockets hit other parts of the city and that three police officers were wounded when one of the rockets, which had not exploded on impact, detonated as they were trying to defuse it. The other rocket, which did explode on impact, did not cause any casualties or inflict significant damage, said Gen. Zaher Zaher, the police chief of Kabul.

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More News On Today's Rocket Attack Against The U.S. Embassy In Kabul

US Embassy in Kabul hit on Christmas Day -- FOX News/AP
Rocket attack on US embassy in Afghanistan's capital -- Deutsche Welle
Taliban attack American embassy in Kabul on Christmas Day -- The Telegraph
Two Taliban rockets strike U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan -- UPI
Two Taliban missiles struck US embassy compound in Kabul -- Khaama Press

My Comment: They are calling it indirect fire .... I disagree. This is the Taliban sending a message.

1 comment:

Don Bacon said...

Can't it be indirect fire AND a message? Like: Hey, this is OUR country.