Published: Sep 13, 2011 12:07 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 14, 2011 7:31 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Police say insurgents are firing rockets at the U.S. Embassy as gunbattles shake downtown Kabul and its diplomatic quarter.
Police official Mohammed Zahir says a large group of gunmen are firing from positions in a tall office building that is under construction near the U.S. embassy. Heavy blasts and gunfire were heard Tuesday throughout the Wazir Akbar Khan area, which is home to the American and other embassies.