Taliban respond with rocket fire to Kerry's calls for peace
April 10, 2016  21:47
The Taliban claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Kabul's diplomatic area which came just after US Secretary of State John Kerry ended a surprise visit by calling on the insurgents to come to the negotiating table to end the 15-year war. 

Kerry told reporters late Saturday in Kabul that "the people of Afghanistan should be demanding that the Taliban, who are the only people holding out on that possibility, actually engage in (the peace) process."

A Taliban spokesman said that the rocket attack, which caused no casualties, was meant to undermine Kerry's visit. "This shows foreigners cannot remain safe in any spot in the country and we can target them wherever they are," said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. "We couldn't know exactly where he was (but) at least we could sabotage his visit and send a message he is not welcome here."
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