| GEO World|
| Rockets hit US consulate site in west Afghanistan|
| Updated at: 1222 PST, Saturday, January 09, 2010|
KABUL: Rockets fired at a building that will house the US consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat damaged two floors but caused no casualties, an Afghan official said Saturday.
The US embassy in Kabul confirmed an incident at the consulate site, but could not immediately provide any details.
"Three rockets were fired at the US consulate, two hit the third and fourth floors, another missed the compound completely," said Akramuddin Yawar, police chief for the country's western zone. No one was injured, he said, adding the incident happened at 9.20 pm (0450 GMT) Friday.