Rockets hit US embassy in Kabul, but no injuries
December 26, 2013, 12:13 am TWN
KABUL--Two Taliban rockets landed inside the U.S. embassy compound in Kabul early on Wednesday, causing no casualties but underlining Afghanistan's continuing security problems as many foreigners in the capital marked Christmas Day.
Taliban militants, who have been fighting the U.S.-backed government since being ousted from power in 2001, claimed responsibility for the attack, which included at least one other strike in the city.
Rocket attacks in Kabul have been rare in recent years, but the insurgents have vowed to step up pressure on the U.S. and Afghan authorities before next year's presidential election in April and the withdrawal of U.S.-led NATO combat forces.