U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was the intended target of rocket strikes in Afghanistan’s capital Saturday, the Taliban said in a statement claiming responsibility for the attacks.
The attacks in Kabul on Saturday night came within an hour after Kerry had departed Afghanistan, following a visit aimed at defusing a political crisis in the unity government he helped build.
No casualties resulted from the attacks, according to Afghan government spokesman Sediq Sediqqi.
But they underscored the volatile security situation in the country as warmed weather brings increased fighting.
There was no additional information to verify the Taliban’s claim, but CNN’s team in Kabul heard four loud explosions near the diplomatic area of the city Saturday night.
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