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Taliban Tried to Target John Kerry in Afghanistan Missile Strikes

At least two explosions hit Afghanistan's capital just an hour after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left — and he was the alleged target of the attacks.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the missile strikes, but officials say no one was injured. Gunshots were also reportedly heard.

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Kerry made a surprise visit to Kabul on Saturday to discuss Afghanistan's government stability and human rights with the country's leaders.

Photos from John Kerry's visit to Afghanistan:

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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 9 : US Secretary of State John Kerry attends a press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (not seen) in Kabul, Afghanistan, 09 April 2016. (Photo by Afghanistan Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 9 : Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attends a press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry (not seen) in Kabul, Afghanistan, 09 April 2016. (Photo by Afghanistan Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 9 : US Secretary of State John Kerry (C-L) attends a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani (C-R) in Kabul, Afghanistan, 09 April 2016. (Photo by Afghanistan Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 9 : US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) attends a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani (R) in Kabul, Afghanistan, 09 April 2016. (Photo by Afghanistan Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 9 : US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) attends a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) in Kabul, Afghanistan, 09 April 2016. (Photo by Afghanistan Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 9 : US Secretary of State John Kerry (C-L) attends a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (C) in Kabul, Afghanistan, 09 April 2016. (Photo by Afghanistan Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 9 : US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) attends a press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) in Kabul, Afghanistan, 09 April 2016. (Photo by Afghanistan Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - APRIL 9 : US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) attends a press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) in Kabul, Afghanistan, 09 April 2016. (Photo by Afghanistan Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens during a joint conference with the Afghan Foreign Minister in Kabul on April 9, 2016. / AFP / POOL / MASSOUD HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks as the Afghan Foreign Minister listens on during a joint press conference in Kabul, on April 9, 2016. / AFP / POOL / MASSOUD HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry looks on as he speaks during a joint press conference with the Afghan president at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on April 9, 2016. Kerry is on an official visit to Afghanistan. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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 9,2016. Kerry is on an official visit to Afghanistan. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry ( L) shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani after a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on April 9,2016. Kerry is on an official visit to Afghanistan. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) looks on as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on April 9,2016. Kerry is on an official visit to Afghanistan. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (R) welcomes US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Char Chinar Palace in Kabul on April 9, 2016. / AFP / POOL / JONATHAN ERNST (Photo credit should read JONATHAN ERNST/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with US military personnel at Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul on April 9, 2016. / AFP / POOL / JONATHAN ERNST (Photo credit should read JONATHAN ERNST/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with US military personnel at Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul on April 9, 2016. / AFP / POOL / JONATHAN ERNST (Photo credit should read JONATHAN ERNST/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with US military personnel at Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul on April 9, 2016. / AFP / POOL / JONATHAN ERNST (Photo credit should read JONATHAN ERNST/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry disembarks from his aircraft after arriving at Kabul International Airport in Kabul on April 9, 2016. / AFP / POOL / JONATHAN ERNST (Photo credit should read JONATHAN ERNST/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry(R)speaks with officials as he walks across the tarmac after arriving at Kabul International Airport in Kabul on April 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst / AFP / POOL / JONATHAN ERNST (Photo credit should read JONATHAN ERNST/AFP/Getty Images)
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Before the strikes, Kerry said in a joint statement with Afghanistan's president, "We call on the Taliban to enter into a peace process ... that provides equal rights protection for all Afghans and brings to an end the violence."

There have been multiple pushes for international talks among the Taliban and several countries, including the U.S. and Afghanistan — but the Taliban has backed out for different reasons.

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Pakistani army soldiers take part of search operation at the Bacha Khan university following an attack by militants in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan on January 20, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED / AFP / A Majeed (Photo credit should read A MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani army soldiers take part in search operation at the Bacha Khan university following an attack by militants in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan on January 20, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED / AFP / A Majeed (Photo credit should read A MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani army soldiers take part in search operation at the Bacha Khan university following an attack by militants in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan on January 20, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED / AFP / A Majeed (Photo credit should read A MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani troops arrive at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest Wednesday, killing several people, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
Pakistani army soldiers take part in search operation at the Bacha Khan university following an attack by militants in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan on January 20, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED / AFP / A Majeed (Photo credit should read A MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani rescuers shift an injured man to a hospital following an attack by gunmen in the Bacha Khan university in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan on January 20, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO /Hasham AHMED / AFP / HASHAM AHMED (Photo credit should read HASHAM AHMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani rescuers shift an injured victim from the Bacha Khan university following an attack by militants in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan on January 20, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED / AFP / A Majeed (Photo credit should read A MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani students look at a room inside a hostel following the attack at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest Wednesday, killing many people, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN - JANUARY 20: Blood stains are seen on the stairs of a dormitory after Pakistani Taliban gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University's campus in the Charsadda town of Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on January 20, 2016. The Pakistani army on Wednesday assumed control of a university campus following a four-hour gun battle with militants -- after the latter killed 25 people, mostly students -- in the northwestern Charsaddah district near the Afghan border, according to a local official. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN - JANUARY 20: Blood is seen on the ground after Pakistani Taliban gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University's campus in the Charsadda town of Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on January 20, 2016. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN - JANUARY 20: A view of a dormitory room, which was attacked, is seen after Pakistani Taliban gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University's campus in the Charsadda town of Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on January 20, 2016. The Pakistani army on Wednesday assumed control of a university campus following a four-hour gun battle with militants -- after the latter killed 25 people, mostly students -- in the northwestern Charsaddah district near the Afghan border, according to a local official. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN - JANUARY 20: (EDITORS NOTE: Image depicts death.) Body of a militant is seen after Pakistani Taliban gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University's campus in the Charsadda town of Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on January 20, 2016. (Photo by Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Pakistani soldiers cordon off the site at Bacha Khan university following an attack by militants in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in a Taliban assault on a university in Pakistan, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO / Aamir QURESHI / AFP / AAMIR QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistan's army chief Raheef Sharif (R) arrives at Bacha Khan university following an attack by militants in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in a Taliban assault on a university in Pakistan, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO / Aamir QURESHI / AFP / AAMIR QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani rescuers carry coffins at a hospital following an attack by gunment at Bacha Khan university in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. Gunmen have attacked a university in northwestern Pakistan, injuring at least three people, and are still on the rampage, security and school officials told AFP in the latest assault to hit the militant-infested region. AFP PHOTO / Hasham AHMED / AFP / HASHAM AHMED (Photo credit should read HASHAM AHMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani police and onlookers gather in front of a hospital following an attack by gunmen at Bacha Khan university in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan on January 20, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO /Hasham AHMED / AFP / HASHAM AHMED (Photo credit should read HASHAM AHMED/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistan army helicopter flies over the Bacha Khan University, which is under attack by gumen in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest Wednesday, killing many people, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
Pakistani rescuers shift an injured victim outside the Bacha Khan university following an attack by gunmen in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. Gunmen have attacked a university in northwestern Pakistan, injuring at least three people, and are still on the rampage, security and school officials told AFP in the latest assault to hit the militant-infested region. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED / AFP / A Majeed (Photo credit should read A MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani rescuers shift an injured man to a hospital following an attack by gunmen in the Bacha Khan university in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. At least 21 people died in an armed assault on a university in Pakistan on January 20, where witnesses reported two large explosions as security forces moved in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed. AFP PHOTO /Hasham AHMED / AFP / HASHAM AHMED (Photo credit should read HASHAM AHMED/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani troops clear way for an ambulance transporting a lifeless body of a victim from Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest Wednesday, killing many people, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
People carry a coffin of a victim killed in an attack, at a local hospital in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Gunmen stormed Bacha Khan University named after the founder of an anti-Taliban political party in the country's northwest Wednesday, killing many people, officials said. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
This photograph taken from a mobile phone shows Pakistani security personnel taking position outside the Bacha Khan university following an attack by gunmen in Charsadda, about 50 kilometres from Peshawar, on January 20, 2016. Gunmen have attacked a university in northwestern Pakistan, injuring at least three people, and are still on the rampage, security and school officials told AFP in the latest assault to hit the militant-infested region. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED / AFP / A Majeed (Photo credit should read A MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the student wing of a Pakistani religious group Jamaat-e-Islami chant slogans during a demonstration to condemn the Taliban gunmen attack on Bacha Khan University, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 in Karachi, Pakistan. Taliban gunmen stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing many people and triggering an hours-long gunbattle with the army and police before the military declared that the assault in a town near the city of Peshawar was over.(AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
Members of the student wing of a Pakistani religious group Jamaat-e-Islami chant slogans during a demonstration to condemn the Taliban gunmen attack on Bacha Khan University, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 in Karachi, Pakistan. Taliban gunmen stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing many people and triggering an hours-long gunbattle with the army and police before the military declared that the assault in a town near the city of Peshawar was over.(AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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