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Kabul Taliban siege ends with 14 dead

A brazen Taliban assault on the Afghan capital was quelled on Wednesday after raging for 19 hours in a hail of rockets, grenades and suicide blasts that left 14 dead and six foreign troops wounded. Afghan and foreign troops battled insurgents who targeted the US embassy and NATO headquarters, sowing…

Ambassador says U.S. embassy attack in Kabul ‘no big deal’

United States ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker said Wednesday that his embassy was hit with six grenades in a Taliban attack, but played down the insurgents’ raid as “not a very big deal”. The attack launched on Tuesday lasted for 19 hours and left 14 people dead in a barrage…

BBC reporter among 19 killed in Afghan suicide strikes

Triple suicide blasts and shootings killed 19 people including a local BBC reporter in an ongoing attack on Uruzgan province Thursday that was the deadliest to hit Afghanistan in more than a month. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the coordinated assault that began with suicide bombings on official buildings in…

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