Explosions rattle central Kabul following Kerry's visit

US Secretary of State John Kerry ( L) shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on April 9,2016Several explosions rang out in central Kabul Saturday night, shortly after the US Secretary of State John Kerry left the Afghan capital following an unannounced visit to call for the Taliban to re-enter peace talks. Authorities were not immediately able to comment on the nature of the blasts nor on whether they had claimed any casualties, but Taliban insurgents frequently attack government and military installations in the city. Kerry’s visit came as Kabul desperately tries to bring the insurgent group back to the negotiating table to end their conflict which began in 2001.

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