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Explosions and gunfire heard in downtown Kabul, rockets suspected


PUBLISHED Sat, April 09, 2016 - 1:58pm EDT
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Several loud explosions and gunfire have been heard in downtown Kabul after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left the Afghan capital, witnesses say. The blasts are believed to be the result of a rocket attack. (more)





The explosions happened just after 10 p.m. local time on Saturday with blasts heard throughout the downtown area. At least 3 rockets impacted, including one that landed inside Aysha Durrani girls high school, an official told journalist Bilal Sarwary.

It was not immediately known who was responsible for Saturday's attacks, or whether there were any casualties. Emergency services are responding to the area of the explosions. Gunfire has also reportedly been heard in the city, though it is unclear if the gunshots are linked to the rocket attack.

More to come as information becomes available.

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