MERRY CHRISTMAST FROM THE TALIBAN: Taliban attack American Embassy in Kabul on Christmas Day

us-afghanistan_2774889bTwo Taliban rockets landed inside the American embassy compound in Kabul early on Christmas day, in a reminder that Afghanistan remains riddled with insecurity even as foreigners marked the festive season.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which included another strike in the city, but caused no casualties.

“At approximately 6:40 local time in Kabul, approximately two rounds of indirect fire impacted the US Embassy compound,” a statement from the embassy said. “All Americans are accounted for and no injuries were sustained.

“The Embassy continues to investigate the attack.”

Rocket strikes on the capital have been rare in recent years but 2013 has been marked by a string of suicide attacks on high-profile targets.

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