Afghanistan/ Kabul- April 15, 2012- Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack simultaneously on NATO headquarters, US embassy and Afghan parliaments in the Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.
There was no instant confirmation about the number of people killed in the attack, which was retaliated with a full swing. NATO forces reported that Taliban attacked seven locations across the city of Kabul.
Zabiullah Mujahid, Taliban's spokesperson claimed responsibility for the ongoing attack in a text note to The Associated Press. He said crews of fortified suicide bombers launched an assault on the NATO forces headquarters, the Parliament house across the town and a number of ambassadorial residences in Kabul.
In the ongoing fight more than 10 massive explosions have been heard in the capital, and intense gunfire shook the city whereas smoke is erupting unabatedly in a skyline from a few spots since the start of the gun battle.
Besides Kabul, three of the other major eastern cities also came under attack at the same time, but there were few reports owing to the communication gap, as the fight is still on and the Taliban spokesman too did not provided any concrete information pertaining to their assaults outside Kabul.
From Pul-e-Alam city in Logar province, police chief Ghulam Shakhi, informed that terrorists have entered a compartment that belongs to the department of education, which is close to a building used by the Afghan intelligence service, and a gun battle is under way.
Mohammad Zaman, deputy provincial police chief of Paktia province said, militants were shooting at irregular intervals from a building across the university in the city of Gardez. He said the forces have encircled the building and they are cautious in their actions as they believe two or three suicide bombers are involved in the attack..
The attacks started with bombings in the innermost area of Wazir Akbar Khan, an area allotted to one of the NATO bases plus a home to a number of foreign embassies, the US Gunfire started almost immediately following the explosions.
The American Embassy spokesperson informed that there were attacks “in the vicinity of the US Embassy.”
According to an Associated Press reporter at the site, Militants controlled a tall building in the vicinity and were launching rocket attacks in diverse directions. It was not clear what they were targeting for, but shots appeared to be aiming on the nearby British Embassy.
The British Foreign Office in London, right now was not in position to provide details of the attack. A spokesman informed,”We can confirm that there is an ongoing confrontation in the ambassadorial area of Kabul,” and “We are in close contact with legation personnel.”