KABUL, Sept 14 About six or seven
rocket-propelled grenades landed inside the perimeter of the
United States embassy in Kabul in the early hours of a marathon
attack by Taliban insurgents, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan
said on Wednesday.
Ambassador Ryan Crocker said in an interview transcript
provided to journalists in the Afghan capital that the rockets
were fired from far enough away that he did not consider them a
serious attack on the embassy.
"We're still trying to count them up but I'd say roughly
six, seven. But again, they were firing from at least 800 metres
away and with an RPG that's harassment. That's not an attack,"
He also said he believed the Haqqani network, a
Taliban-linked insurgent group, were behind the attack.
(Reporting by Emma Graham-Harrison, writing by Martin Petty)