Taliban Strikes in the Heart of Kabul

In a well co-ordinated and brazen attack, insurgents attacked the heart of Kabul today, targeting the presidential palace, several ministries and a luxury hotel popular with foreigners and visiting politicians. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack saying they sent 20 fighters into the city, some wearing suicide vests. When the fighting ended more than three hours later, the Afghan government said 10 insurgents were killed. Gunfire erupted shortly before 10 a.m. and at least five...Full Story
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