MSNBC/CNN reporting missle trails over Kabul Afganistan

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and explosions near the airport.

May not be US -- may be local dissedent action

-- PHO (owennos@bigfoot.com), September 11, 2001

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Report: Explosions Rock Afghanistan

The Associated Press

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001; 6:18 p.m. EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan

Explosions are being heard in the capital of Afghanistan the country that gives shelter to a chief suspect in today's terrorist attacks in the United States.

CNN is reporting the explosions near the city, and is showing flames burning just a few miles from the capital.

The network reports that the explosions and fire could be from an ammunition dump near the city.

Afghanistan's Taliban foreign minister earlier condemned the terrorist attacks in the US. And he rejected suggestions that Osama bin Laden could be behind them.

But federal authorities in the US are saying he's the prime suspect.

Bin Laden has lived in Afghanistan for five years.

Taliban officials said today they wouldn't take any precautions against a possible retaliatory attack, since no such attack would be justified.

Copyright 2001 The Associated Press

-- PHO (owennos@bigfoot.com), September 11, 2001.


BBC/Reuters reporting that US denies any involvement in Kabul explosions

-- PHO (owennos@bigfoot.com), September 11, 2001.

The Latest: Explosions Rock Kabul

U.S. Suspects Osama bin Laden For Attacks Against America

Updated: 6:33 p.m. EDT September 11, 2001

WASHINGTON -- Explosions have been heard near the Afghan capital of Kabul, not far from the city's airport.

Large plumes of smoke can be seen.

Afghanistan is the country where accused terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden -- being spoken of as the chief suspect in today's terrorist attacks in the U.S. -- has lived for the past several years.

The explosions came seconds apart, making buildings shudder in Kabul.

There have been no sounds of airplanes or anti-aircraft fire.

Taliban leaders in Afghanistan today condemned the terrorist attacks - - and rejected suggestions that bin Laden could be behind them.

They also said they wouldn't make any preparations for a possible retaliatory strike against Afghanistan, because, they said, there would be no reason for such an attack.

Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said that the explosions in Afghanistan are not a U.S. retaliatory attack.

The United States suspects Osama bin Laden in terrorist attacks, two U.S. officials say.

-- PHO (owennos@bigfoot.com), September 11, 2001.


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