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Omar Sobhani / Reuters

The file photo from December 12 shows security forces not far from the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

By Fazul Rahim and Alexander Smith, NBC News

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two rockets hit the U.S. Embassy compound in Afghanistan just before dawn Wednesday, an embassy spokesperson said.

No one was injured in the attack and all U.S. citizens were accounted for, Elizabeth Howard, acting spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, told NBC News.

In a statement read over the telephone, Howard said: “At approximately 6.40 a.m. local time in Kabul (8.40 p.m. ET Tuesday), approximately two rounds of indirect fire impacted the U.S. Embassy compound.

“All Americans are accounted for and no injuries were sustained. The embassy continues to investigate the attack.”

A source said the rocket did not cause any damage to the embassy, but rather impacted the ground within the compound perimeter.

Alexander Smith reported from London.