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September 13, 2011

ONGOING: U.S. Embassy Under Attack in Kabul

Info is still sketchy as this is an ongoing attack. The best coverage I've found is being live-updated at the Guardian.

The latest:

A series of explosions can gunfire [were] heard in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighbourhood of Kabul where there's a lot of of embassies and aid agencies and the first reports were that five or six militants had got into one of the tallest buildings, unused, from which they were firing towards the US embassy and the Nato mission here in Afghanistan. Local TV is showing ...smoke coming from the area where, apparently, rockets had landed.k There were wounded people in the streets. The head of the secret poilce was on TV saying at least one policemand and at least one civilian had been killed.

The attackers are reportedly armed with suicide vests.


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posted by Gabriel Malor at 07:21 AM

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