Explosions strike Afghan capital Kabul

Three rockets hit diplomatic district of Kabul where many foreign embassies and government buildings are located

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Afghan security forces stand guard near a target site, close to the Spanish embassy, in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.

In the wake of a suicide attack which killed 6 NATO soldiers on Monday, 3 rockets hit an area in Afghanistan capital Kabul that contains foreign embassies and state buildings.

According to Kabul police officials, one rocket hit near Masoud Suare which is close to the US Embassy and the other landed near Shirpur. The third rocket is said to have hit a location away from the city centre.

Siren sounds went off in the area but there were no further details about casualties and damages.

The explosions occurred hours after the incident in where a suicide bomber with a motorcycle blew himself up near a joint US-Afghan patrol near Bagram air base, killing five soldiers and injuring six others, Bagram District Governor Abdul Shukur Qudusi said.

NATO headquarters in Kabul confirmed that a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack took place near Bagram Air Base and that they were investigating the incident.

The police chief of Parwan Province reported that three Afghan police were injured in the attack but could not give further details because he was not authorised to give details on foreign troop casualties.

In addition to these incidents, a car bomb attack was reported earlier in the month, at a guest house near the Spanish embassy in central Kabul which was followed by gunfire.

The Taliban already claimed responsibility for the attack which took place during rush hour in the Sherpur area of central Kabul.

Taliban militants said that their target was a guest house near the Spanish embassy. A spokesperson for the militant group said that they were targeting "an invader's guest house."

TRTWorld and agencies