Home>News Center>China

Explosion shakes Chinese embassy in Kabul
Updated: 2004-07-28 08:46

A rocket hit the road in front of the Chinese Embassy at around midnight on Tuesday in Kabul amid political tensions and tightened security in the Afghan capital since transitional president Hamid Karzai Monday dropped a major warlord as his running mate for the Oct. 9 election.

"It happened at about 11:50 when a huge explosion shook the windows of the embassy building," Guo Hui, the secretary of Chinese ambassador said. No one was injured in the blast.

"The explosion is much stronger and nearer this time," he added, saying the previous rocket attacks in the area were not as loud asthis one. The rocket blew up a hole on the road, some 10 meters away from the embassy's Consulate Department, with some windows broken and glasses scattered on the walkway.

This was the fourth rocket attack that occurred in this area inthe last two months. The country's Presidential Palace, Foreign Ministry and UN headquarters in Afghanistan are also located in the vicinity.

The Afghan government often blamed the ousted Taliban and its allies for such attacks. International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers have rushed to the scene to carry out an investigation into the attack.

  Today's Top News     Top China News

Opinion: China policy volatile in US election



Suicide car bombing kills 51 in Iraq



Chinese-American faces trial for spying



China shuts down 700 porn websites



Boomtowns change path of China's growth



Japanese-left bombs injure Jilin boys


  China plans individual income tax reform
  US Senate leader to start 8-day China visit
  Taiwan warned: Don't miscalculate the situation
  Mushroom poisoning alert: 16 have been killed
  Explosion shakes Chinese embassy in Kabul
  Books published to mark Deng's 100th birth day
  Go to Another Section  
  Story Tools  
  Related Stories  
US attacks resume: Pentagon official
Afghan president drops warlord from ticket
Keeping overseas Chinese workers safe
Afghanistan elections face more delays
Afghan government to compensate Chinese terror victims
  News Talk  
  When will china have direct elections?