US Embassy in Afghanistan closes after attacks

KABUL- The Us Embassy in Afghanistan has closed following deadly insurgent attacks on a German Consulate and an American military base.


In a statement late Saturday, the embassy says it will be "closed for routine services" Sunday "as a temporary precautionary measure."


The unusual decision comes after four Americans -- two soldiers and two contractors -- were killed in a suicide attack Saturday on the Bagram Airfield near the capital, Kabul.


Two days earlier, insurgents attacked the German Consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing six people and wounding more than 100.


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