An explosion struck within meters
of the entrance to the US embassy in the Afghan capital,
Kabul, early on Thursday, police and witnesses said.
A police official said the blast was near a major traffic
circle just outside the main entrance to the embassy and the
headquarters of the NATO-led International Security Assistance
Force (ISAF) in Kabul.
Reuters witnesses heard alarms blaring across the sprawling
compound soon after the blast.
The attack came a day after a suicide bomber attacked a
German convoy entering an ISAF at the city's international