Afghan insurgents launch series of attacks in Kabul

U.S. embassy, NATO headquarters attacked

Insurgents launched a series of attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, striking the U.S. Embassy and nearby NATO headquarters with rocket-propelled grenades and firing volleys of bullets from automatic weapons. At least 10 explosions rocked Kabul as an undetermined number of insurgents attacked from a multi-storey building that is under construction. Afghan security fought back from below, firing shots up at the building. Elsewhere, two bombs reportedly went off near the Afghan Parliament, although it’s unclear whether the building was targeted. In a text message, a Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attacks. The incident comes amidst continuing security fears in Kabul and other regions of Afghanistan. Earlier this summer, nine suicide bombers attacks Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, which is popular among foreigners.

The New York Times



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