09 Mar '13, 4pm

Taliban suicide bombers strike in Kabul, Khost

The Taliban launched suicide attacks today outside the Defense Ministry in Kabul and in Khost province as US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the capital on his first trip to Afghanistan. The suicide attack in Kabul was executed by a Taliban bomber who detonated his vest at the main gate at the Defense Ministry. Two security personnel and seven civilians were killed in the attack, which also injured two Afghan soldiers and 11 more civilians. The Taliban claimed credit for the attack in a statement released on their Website, Voice of Jihad. The Taliban claimed that "15 puppet officers," a reference to Afghan security personnel, were killed, and nine vehicles were "destroyed as martyr attack hits defense ministry." The Taliban routinely exaggerate casualties and the results of their operations. Despite Coalition and Afghan efforts to seal off the Afghan capital, the ...

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