Taliban Attacks on NATO in Afghanistan: LIVE


Obama's "peace" partner has declared war on NATO. Obama's "peace" partner has conducted f coordinated attacks in Kabul and other provinces. Obama's "peace" partner ..... such treachery  is without equal in the annals of American history.

The only thing more dangerous than the anti-American in the White House is the enemedia's cover-up of Obama's disastrous foreign policy. Tinderbox.

The Telegraph is liveblogging the coordinated attacks by jihadists in Afghanistan.
Taliban attack in Afghanistan: live Telegraph (hat tip David)
Follow live updates on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated attacks in Kabul and other Afghan provinces.
Soldiers from the Afghan National Army keep watch near the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) as smoke raise from the site of an attack in Jalalabad province 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. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the assault, one of the boldest on the capital since U.S.-backed Afghan forces removed the group from power in 2001.
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Soldiers from the Afghan National Army keep watch near the site of an attack in Jalalabad provinc


15.47 A Taliban spokesman has told Reuters that the attacks today are retaliation for the Koran burnings, US Marine urination video and the Kandahar shooting massacre.
15.28 Afghan President Hamid Karzai is under lockdown in Kabul, an aide tells the AFP.
15.11 US Ambassador Ryan Crocker to Kabul said the ability of Afghan security forces to respond to a wave of coordinated attacks Sunday across Afghanistan were a "clear sign of progress":
Quote We've seen a very professional performance by Afghan security forces.
They are able to deal with events like this on their own. A clear sign of progress.
14.57 One of President Hamid Karzai's two deputies, Mohammad Karim Khalili, was a target of coordinated suicide attacks in Kabul, an intelligence official said.
Lutfullah Mashal, a spokesman for the Directorate of National Secruity (NDS), said the group tasked with attacking Khalili's home in west Kabul was captured before reaching their target. He told AFP:
Quote Two of them were (would-be) suicide bombers and another armed individual were captured. They were intending attacking the home of Mr Khalili. They were armed with suicide vests, guns and other explosives.
14.46 Afghan Taliban insurgents have attacked the heavily-guarded Palace compound of President Hamid Karzai, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has said in a second statement.
14.44 Reuters tweets:
Twitter: Reuters Shalizi - Three suicide bombers killed in Paktia Kot area outskirt of Kabul and two others still resisting, Kabul Pol Chief says.</noframe>
14.36 Telegraph video of a Nato helicopter firing at a building occupied by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan:
14.24 Ben Farmer tweets:
Twiter: Ben Farmer - Up to four attackers in half built Hashimi building near Zanbaq. Not in Kabul Star. Perhaps two others in building near Parliament.</noframe>
14.19 The Afghan interior ministry states that fighting is over in Eastern Nangarhar and Paktia provinces.
14.17 A Foreign Office spokesperson has stated:
Quote We can confirm that there is an ongoing incident in the diplomatic area of Kabul. We are in close contact with the Embassy, all staff are accounted for.
14.05 The Afghan government's Interior Ministry said that initial intelligence on a wave of insurgent attacks across the country pointed to involvement of the militant Haqqani Network. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told Reuters:
Quote It's too early to say, but the initial findings show the Haqqanis were involved.
13.45 The Daily Telegraph's foreign correspondent Ben Farmer describes the scene in Kabul as multiple targets are attacked by insurgents:

13.35 Fighting taking place at some facilities of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and near the US, Russian and German embassies, ISAF said via Twitter.
An ISAF spokesman said there were no reports of casualties in the attacks on possibly seven locations in Kabul, and the US embassy said in a statement all its staff were accounted for and safe.
<noframe>Twitter: ISAF - ISAF confirming multiple attacks across <a href="http://search.twitter.com/search?q=Kabul" target="_blank">#Kabul</a>, potentially 7 locations, ANSF & ISAF responding as needed. No reports of casulaties.</noframe>
US defence official says attackers using mostly small arms and rocket-propelled grenades, and "perhaps even suicide bombers".
Three rockets hit a supermarket popular with foreigners near the German Embassy, witnesses said. Smoke rose from the vicinity of the embassy while women scurried for cover as gunfire crackled.
US army convoys could be seen entering the area with Afghan police in flak jackets. Embassy alarms were sounding.
Members of Afghan security force rush to the site of a terror attack in Kabul (AP)
13.30 Sources at British embassy in Kabul say staff in lockdown, Reuters reports. Two rockets hit a British Embassy guard tower near the Reuters office in the city.
Witness says attackers fired a rocket-propelled grenade that landed just outside the front gate of a house used by British diplomats in the city centre and smoke billowed from the area after the blast.
13.20 Taliban says main targets of assault are German and British embassies and headquarters of Afghanistan's NATO-led force, reports Reuters.
The organisation says in a statement that "tens of fighters", armed with heavy and light weapons, and some wearing suicide-bomb vests, are involved.
Spokesman says it was easy to bring fighters into the capital, and they had had inside help to move heavy weapons into place.
13.10 Several Afghan members of parliament fought back against Taliban insurgents waging attacks across Kabul, Reuters reports. Kandahar MP Naeem Hameedzai Lalai says:
Quote I'm the representative of my people and I have to defend them.
13.00 A Foreign Office spokeswoman says:
Quote We can confirm that there is an ongoing incident in the diplomatic area of Kabul. We are in close contact with embassy staff.
Smoke rises from a watch tower near the British embassy after gunmen launched multiple attacks in Kabul (Reuters)
12.55 Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tells AFP:
Quote The Kabul administration and the invading forces had said some time ago that the Taliban will not be able to launch a spring offensive. Today's attacks were the start of our spring offensive.
12.50 The Afghan Taliban says coordinated attacks in several provinces in Afghanistan, including multiple assaults on Western embassies and NATO headquarters in Kabul, are the start of an insurgent spring offensive.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tells Reuters:
Quote These attacks are the beginning of the spring offensive and we had planned them for months.

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