U.S. Embassy Under Fire in Kabul – Taliban Claims Responsibility
There are conflicting reports of several deaths and injuries.
From the Guardian.co.uk
Rockets are being fired at the US embassy in Kabul, say police in Afghanistan. The Taliban has claimed responsibliity and says the attackers are armed with rocket-propelled grenades, AK-47s and suicide vests
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From an earlier story at The Guardian.co.uk
Explosions and gunfire rattled Kabul this morning after militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and suicide vests attacked government buildings, the US embassy, and Nato’s main military base in the Afghan capital.
Witnesses said that some of the attackers were firing from positions in a tall, half-complete building behind the embassy.
A series of explosions could be heard in the affluent Wazir Akbar Khan area, where many embassies and foreign aid agencies reside.
A Taliban spokesman said several attackers with rocket-propelled grenades, AK-47s and suicide vests had taken up positions to attack government buildings.
“The primary targets of the attackers are the intelligence agency building and a ministry,” Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters by phone.
At least six loud explosions were heard, and the headquarters of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force was also reported to have come under attack.
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