Rocket attack rocks Kabul, two injured

Kabul, Jan 18 (IANS) At least two people were injured after militants fired two rockets at Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday, sources said.

The rockets struck near Italian Embassy, injuring two security guards, a security source told Xinhua.

The rockets landed in Shashdarak, a locality which also homes to several diplomatic offices and several residential apartment buildings.

The attack that occurred at around 09:40 p.m. local time also caused fire on the building as several fire engines and ambulances were seen on the spot.

Unofficial sources said the stricken building belongs to Italian Embassy.

No group has claimed responsibility yet for the attack, but the Taliban insurgent group routinely claims responsibility for such attacks.

It came before a four-nation meeting on peace in Afghanistan that is scheduled to be held in Kabul on Monday.

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