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.

(For Slideshow Taliban under siege, click here)

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)

FILED UNDER:
  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Controversial "Godman"

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Record Deal

Record Deal

Kotak bank buys ING Vysya in record $2.4 billion share deal.  Full Article 

Labour Unions

Labour Unions

Modi's divide and rule weakens Coal India unions as strike looms.  Full Article 

Pharma Sector

Pharma Sector

U.S. court overturns bid by Ranbaxy to block launch of rival generic drugs.  Full Article 

Detention Order

Detention Order

Swedish appeal court upholds Assange detention order.  Full Article 

Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine peace outlook is bleak - OSCE official.  Full Article 

F1 Changes

F1 Changes

Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari.  Full Article 

Big Boss Bash

Big Boss Bash

India dashes Kardashian’s Bigg Boss plan.  Full Article 

Book Talk

Book Talk

Ten years on, Chetan Bhagat prepared to face critics.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage