Taliban claim responsibility for attacks in Afghan capital

KABUL Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:54pm IST

Armed Afghan police climb onto the back of a vehicle after gunmen launched multiple attacks in Kabul April 15, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Armed Afghan police climb onto the back of a vehicle after gunmen launched multiple attacks in Kabul April 15, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban said they and other militant groups were behind a coordinated assault in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday which included attacks on the British and German embassies in the heavily guarded, central diplomatic district.

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The Taliban also said they were carrying out attacks in several Afghan provinces.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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