Taliban: Our Rockets Just Missed John Kerry

Blasts rock Kabul after Secretary of State leaves
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2016 1:35 PM CDT
Taliban: Our Rockets Just Missed John Kerry
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets US military personnel at Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 9, 2016.   (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

A near-miss for John Kerry? The Taliban says it fired four rockets into Kabul on Saturday aimed at the Secretary of State but missed him by about an hour, CNN reports. Kerry had just left Kabul and his plane was readying to take off when four blasts sounded in the city's diplomatic zone, per the Guardian. Police tell NBC News that two or more rockets struck, but no one was hurt. Kerry was there trying to get President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to make compromises and share power, at a time when the nation's economy is weak and the Taliban is more powerful than they have been since their rule ended in 2001. (More Taliban stories.)

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