KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A blast has sounded in an area of the Afghan capital that is home the U.S. Embassy, the international military coalition headquarters and many high-ranking Afghan officials.
AP reporters heard the explosion shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday local time. An alarm started going off at the U.S. Embassy, warning staff to take cover. Kabul police chief spokesman Hashmatullah Stanikzai says that there was some sort of attack in Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood and he expected that there were casualties but he had no further details.
International military coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal says there are no initial reports of rockets or other any other munitions inside the headquarters compound.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Pa. coffee run leads to hatchet hitchhiker arrest
- Nearly 60 injured as Conn.commuter trains collide
- $1 million in jewelry stolen near Cannes film fest
- Lawyers want pictures taken of Boston bombing suspect
- Acting IRS chief says it wasn't about politics
- Commuter train collision injures at least 60 in CT
- Congress gets mixed advice on drone regulation
- Missing women fund for Cleveland victims
- Benghazi probe co-chair subpoenaed