Obama’s Peace Partners Attack Western Embassies in Kabul
Obama’ peace partners, the Taliban, attacked Western Embassies in Kabul today.
A general view shows the British Embassy in Kabul April 15, 2012. Gunmen launched multiple attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, assaulting Western embassies in the heavily guarded, central diplomatic area and at the parliament in the west, witnesses and officials said. Attackers also fired a rocket-propelled grenade that landed just outside the front gate of a house used by British diplomats in the city centre. British embassy sources said staff were in a lockdown. (REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail)
Obama’s peace partners, the Taliban, opened their spring offensive today with several assaults on Western embassies in Kabul. The Taliban admitted the attacks were planned for months. The terror group has also been holding peace talks with US and Afghan officials at the same time.
Gunmen launched multiple attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, assaulting Western embassies in the heavily guarded, central diplomatic area and at the parliament in the west.
Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the assault, one of the most serious on the capital since U.S.-backed Afghan forces removed the group from power in 2001.
“These attacks are the beginning of the spring offensive and we had planned them for months,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters.
The Taliban said the main targets were the German and British embassies and the headquarters of Afghanistan’s NATO-led force. Several Afghan members of parliament joined security forces repelling attackers from a roof near the parliament.
Taliban fighters also launched assaults in at least two provinces, a spokesman for the insurgents said.
The Taliban said in a statement three hours into the attack that “tens of fighters”, armed with heavy and light weapons, and some wearing suicide-bomb vests, were involved.
The coordinated attack is bound to intensify concern in the run-up to the planned withdrawal of foreign combat troops by the end of 2014.
Here’s raw video of the attacks today in Kabul: