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Rocket Hits Afghan Capital; One Person Injured


A powerful rocket exploded late Wednesday in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, near an area where the U.S. embassy and NATO peacekeeping headquarters are located.

Reports from the scene say a security guard was wounded in the blast.

In Washington, a U.S. State Department spokesman says the rocket hit or landed close to the Afghan Communications Ministry. The U.S. embassy and a base for NATO-led forces are nearby. NATO troops have sealed off the area.

U.S. officials say all U.S. embassy personnel are safe and accounted for.

A U.S. embassy spokesman told the Associated Press he could not confirm whether the diplomatic mission was the target of the blast. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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