(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

BY STACEY WELSH

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

 

Taliban forces in Afghanistan launched multiple attacks in Kabul and three eastern provinces as part of their “spring offensive.” NATO says its headquarters, government buildings and the American, German and British embassies were targeted Sunday morning. MSNBC explains...

 

“These compounds are all within the same area, and this is a hub for western officials. Witnesses say that the attackers used a combination of small-arm fire and rocket-propelled grenades in their assault.”

 

Taliban officials say in a statement the strikes were revenge for killing 17 Afghan civilians in Kandahar province last month. CNN reports the Taliban also attacked an upscale neighborhood in Kabul, raising red flags for civilians’ safety.

 

“It really shows the way the Taliban has changed their tactics, have become more sophisticated in the kind of attacks they’ve tried to launch... especially in the last year and a half.”

 

The BBC charted locations of the attacks and reports four civilians were wounded and seven insurgents killed:

 

“The dead reportedly include four suicide attackers dressed in burqas and women's clothes, who were shot dead while making an attack.”

 

The U.S. ambassador to Kabul told CNN afghan troops captured and killed suspects without suffering many casualties of their own. Looking forward, Voice of America reports:

 

“The United States and Afghanistan are also pushing toward completion of a long-term strategic agreement defining the U.S. presence in Afghanistan once all foreign combat troops leave the country by 2014.”

 

Media outlets report no injuries among foreign officials. Reuters is also calling this series of attacks the largest since 9/11.

Taliban Targets Embassies in Spring Offensive Attacks

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Apr 15, 2012

Taliban Targets Embassies in Spring Offensive Attacks

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

BY STACEY WELSH

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

 

Taliban forces in Afghanistan launched multiple attacks in Kabul and three eastern provinces as part of their “spring offensive.” NATO says its headquarters, government buildings and the American, German and British embassies were targeted Sunday morning. MSNBC explains...

 

“These compounds are all within the same area, and this is a hub for western officials. Witnesses say that the attackers used a combination of small-arm fire and rocket-propelled grenades in their assault.”

 

Taliban officials say in a statement the strikes were revenge for killing 17 Afghan civilians in Kandahar province last month. CNN reports the Taliban also attacked an upscale neighborhood in Kabul, raising red flags for civilians’ safety.

 

“It really shows the way the Taliban has changed their tactics, have become more sophisticated in the kind of attacks they’ve tried to launch... especially in the last year and a half.”

 

The BBC charted locations of the attacks and reports four civilians were wounded and seven insurgents killed:

 

“The dead reportedly include four suicide attackers dressed in burqas and women's clothes, who were shot dead while making an attack.”

 

The U.S. ambassador to Kabul told CNN afghan troops captured and killed suspects without suffering many casualties of their own. Looking forward, Voice of America reports:

 

“The United States and Afghanistan are also pushing toward completion of a long-term strategic agreement defining the U.S. presence in Afghanistan once all foreign combat troops leave the country by 2014.”

 

Media outlets report no injuries among foreign officials. Reuters is also calling this series of attacks the largest since 9/11.

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