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U.S. Embassy in Kabul warns of imminent attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warned Monday of an imminent attack sometime in the next two days.

"U.S. Embassy Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan within the next 48 hours," it said in a post on its website. "During this period of heightened threat, the U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens to exercise extreme caution if moving around the city. There were no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method of the planned attack."

On Saturday, Afghanistan's election commission said one of its officials escaped unharmed after a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in the capital, killing his bodyguard and wounding his driver.

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan identified the target of Saturday's attack as Hawliya Rodwal, its Kabul provincial director.

Commission spokesman Noor Mohammad Noor says one of Rodwal's security guards was killed and his driver was wounded. He says a number of homes were damaged in the attack, which took place in a residential neighborhood.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Taliban are opposed to elections and have targeted the commission in the past.

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