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Posted at: Dec 22, 2015, 2:31 AM; last updated: Dec 22, 2015, 2:31 AM (IST)

Rockets hit Afghanistan capital Kabul

KABUL, December 21

Three rockets hit an area of the Afghan capital Kabul that contains many foreign embassies and government buildings, hours after a suicide attack killed six NATO soldiers on Monday.

Initial reports said one rocket had landed near Masoud Square close to the entrance to the US Embassy, another hit the nearby area of Shirpur, while a third landed further away near the city centre, Kabul police officials said. Sirens could be heard in the area but no details were immediately available on any casualties or damage.

The explosions took place hours after a suicide attack on a military patrol near Bagram air base killed six NATO soldiers, including Americans, and just over a week after an attack on a Spanish embassy guesthouse in the Afghan capital.

Meanwhile, Afghan security forces arrested a suspected suicide bomber and thwarted his plan to attack the Indian Consulate in Jalalabad city, bordering Pakistan. — Reuters

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