September 13th, 2011
09:38 AM ET

Taliban launch intense attack in heart of Kabul

Afghan and coalition forces battled Taliban militants who launched a brazen assault against high-profile coalition targets in central Kabul Tuesday.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told CNN that they targeted "the U.S. Embassy, governmental organizations and other foreign organizations."

"Our insurgents attacked in Kabul city," Mujahid said as reports surfaced of violence in other parts of the city as well.

The strike occurred amid intelligence that insurgents might launch a high-profile attack in the capital around the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the United States, a coalition officer and a senior ISAF official confirmed to CNN.

Militants opened fire near the U.S. Embassy and NATO's International Security Assistance Force headquarters after they stormed a nearby abandoned building, U.S., NATO and Afghan officials said.

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  1. Pash

    1.5 million civilians have been killed in the war with Afghanistan and Iraq. i feel like a criminal for paying for these wars when this many civilians get killed, on top of that the lies our government tells us just to go to war. Iraq was uncalled for. Afghanistan was uncalled for. who asked the US to help with freedom? why go to afghanistan? osama? HA! look where they found osama! im not infavor or wars. US gives over 3 billions of dollars in aid to israel, for what? when there are millions of starving kids, families, homless soldiers who have came back from war to nothing, not even the government helping them. stop these unnecessary wars and stop killing young soldiers and civilians overseas.

    October 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. InfidelHere

    Insurgents? Is that the PC word for today? Oh Please!!! Islamic INSURGENTS, militants, radicals, extremists, al-Qaida, fundamentalists, the Muslim Brotherhood, jihadists, or whatever is the PC term for today are actually "good" Muslims, not bad ones. The "radicals" haven't corrupted Islam, hijacked their religion, nor interpreted it incorrectly, and therefore they aren't radicals or extremists!

    Islam isn't a peaceful religion; it is a declaration of war against all mankind. While "bad" Muslims can be moderate, peaceful or "not-Muslim-enough", these people have NO influence because even their “holy” (cough-cough) Koran tells "good" Muslims to KILL them!!

    I wish that our news organizations would answer that question instead of giving us the same 'ole terms like "insurgents", "radical", and "extremists" when all the evidence points that they are actually being "good" muslims...not BAD ones!!

    September 26, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Muslim Insurgents can be bad or good muslims, but they are always right as insurgency against a foreign invasion is a must.

      September 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. salerno

    American and Nato soldiers fight for money. They are mercenaries.

    September 25, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • NucularInternets

      lol

      October 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • SF

      You obviously don't know any soldiers and their families. I'm a US Soldier, and I can tell you I don't get paid much at all. I do it because it is my duty. I serve my country because I love my country. LOL money. There isn't any money in it! I pay my bills and feed my family. There isn't much left after that.

      October 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. NucularInternets

    salerno your argument makes no sense whatsoever. Behind the conglomeration of phrases and words written in a tongue only a "stupid" could read, I managed to decipher your post regarding NATO soldiers being traitors. It reads:

    NATO IS TRAITOR CUZ THEY CHOSE TO GO TO AFGHANISTAN AND KILL GOOD TALIBANS WHO STRAP BOMB TO CHILD CHEST

    lul

    Like a soldier has a choice in where he/she is deployed? Do you see the utter fallacy in your argument? You also stated that it increased the likelihood of an attack in that particular nation's home soil if they've deployed troops. That is also pretty stupid, considering that the NATO forces are engaging the Taliban, and you said before that the Taliban only kill "foreign intruders and infidels".

    i win dis round

    September 20, 2011 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Nuc – You have completely misunderstood my argument. Soldiers are traitors for me as they should defend their country, not foreign countries (Israel) or the profits of the MIC. Many of them are just stupids. The problem is not just the operatoion in Afghanistan, but all the operations in Lebanon, Sudan, Iraq, Serbia, Pakistan, etc..... Of course they endangered our lives and our economy. They should not enlist but make a productive usefull job, but they are stupid.

      September 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. D.A.N.

    More killings today by the Taliban in Pakistan, What just because the Taliban THINK that their way of life is the way God would want us all to live they feel they have the right to kill anyone with different beliefs?Boy these are some sad people who THINK that God will not punish them for their murderous acts.With the suicide bombing of the police in Karachi a woman and child were also killed, not to say that the police, who are hired to serve and protect people, are any less expendable than the woman and child, these two innocent people were killed by religious fanatics in which God will surely hold them responsible for every drop of blood spilled! WHEN WILL RELIGIOUS FANATICS WAKE UP AND UNDERSTAND THAT THEY SURELY ARE NOT DOING GOD'S WORK BUT IN FACT ARE DOING THE WORK OF THE DEVIL!!!

    September 19, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. BANGASH

    An eye opening incident therefore D A N must realize that war can never solve the issue. If just six Taliban can engage whole NATO and Afghan Army for 19 hrs and kill more then 29 in Capital Kabul then how they can handle them in rest of Afghanistan. Indeed it is a matter of great shame for the so called big one of the world which necessitate rethinking of this war as it is not in the interest of any one and all are losers. This should not endanger world peace and USA must reconsider their policies and immediately stop their march to self destruction as after all other parties in the war have dstroyed and now only USA is on line.

    September 15, 2011 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • D. A. N.

      We are in the process of leaving and when we do you will still be killing each other! You all are just crazy killers and you think your godly, boy what He has in store for you all.

      September 15, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Bangash

        D A N we were you in peace when three decades back you disturbed us in your war against USSR and now you have recruited thousands of terrorists during last ten years in your war on terror. No doubt you will have to leave as you have no other option but will you also leave supporting these your bad guys presently you have engaged in Pakistan? This will be the deciding factor and your intention will make the difference in stopping the killing here. Basically CHANGE in America will decide the fate of the world. If they returned to their national ideals and in true sense America restore the true spirits behind the statue of liberty then I assure you D A N not only here but every where wars will end and world will be a safe home for all human beings. So D A N ball is in your court and depends on how you play it.

        September 16, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Yea right,and the Islamic radical terrorists will stop all their killings? Radical Islam believes that they will rule the world as long as their god allah stands behind their belief that Islamic laws will be the only way for life to continue to exist. I assure you that all who DO NOT follow the main qualities of God and His son Jesus which are love, mercy and forgiveness will NOT enter the kingdom of God and all who think that God wants mankind to pass HIS judgment upon others who disobey HIS commandments will surely pay severely for their sins unless of course they repent and begin to love and show compassion to all!!! But Islamic fundamentalists believe that they are the only true followers of God and think they are doing God a favor by killing or maiming all who DO NOT follow their beliefs and are sinners! JESUS, GOD'S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON AND THE ONLY WAY TO BE FORGIVEN AND RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE ONLY WAY TO BECOME CLOSER TO GOD! ALL PEOPLE WHO PUT ANYONE OR ANYTHING ABOVE CHRIST JESUS AND HIS WAYS ARE IDOLATERS AND FAR FROM THE LOVE OF GOD!

        September 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • D.A.N.

        When I see peace between all of Islam then Islam MIGHT have some validity to it, BUT as I see Islam since it's inception there has only been fighting among you all. There has been no peace amongst you brothers, NO! No compassion, love, mercy or forgiveness for one another and as we see the Arab spring, people who begin to stand up to the oppressors I am afraid that Islam will show it's true colors of a hateful ideology that will turn into a bloody Arab fall! If Islam wants to claim that it is the absolute truth of God it must first hold sincerely the main qualities of God within the peoples hearts, minds and souls which are as I mentioned above; compassion, love, mercy and forgiveness! Otherwise they are NOT even close to God!

        September 16, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Dan – Most of the wars were engaged inside non muslim world, even BEFORE Mohammed. In Europe we had the 100 years war, the 30 years war and finally Hitler. What you said about Islam can be said about christianity and other cultures. If we have relative peace in Europe is because we, after many wars have reached an equilibrium level based on atheistic values of money and profit, not because religion.
        Inside the muslim world this equilibrium is missing, mainly as a result of disorder linked to the colonization that imposed stupid borders and bad leadership.

        September 18, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. USMC Forever

    More Muslims killing Muslims, couldn't ask for a better thing. Where is Allah now, Fools!!!!!

    September 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      Sorry folks, I didn't post the above. There's nothing good about Muslims killing Muslims or anybody else for that matter. Killing is but one thing; bad, bad, bad! What we need to do is to vacate that country and give it back to it's people just like the Russians did back in 1989.

      September 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Matt

        I fully agree, USMC Forever. NATO may have state of the art military technology but the bottom line is that the Afghan security forces have to be paid to fight whereas the Taliban are doing it for free. Like you say, we need to leave Afghanistan for the Afghans and that's all there is to it!!!

        September 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        Bunch of MANGINAS!!!! Kill all them beeeooooccchhhes!!!

        September 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        It just so happens that societies these days need a good police force along with an army and yes they should be paid well when they are willing to sacrifice their lives to fight these killers who have no regard for life, even children's lives to murder them by putting explosives on them to cause as many deaths as possible. The Taliban are a disgrace to the human race!

        September 15, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The mother of the stupids is always pregnant. Taliban kill foreign intruders and their allies, who are traitors.

      September 15, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
      • Matt

        Well put, salerno. Thank you.

        September 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • NucularInternets

        U.S. and NATO soldiers are traitors? I do hope not.

        September 16, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        For the Taliban traitors are the ANP and ANA, for me the US-Nato soldiers are traitors.

        September 16, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
      • NucularInternets

        How are they traitors?

        September 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • D.A.N.

        salerno you are a traitor of your own land and you lie and spread propaganda about your beloved friends the Taliban and their terrorist allies who are nothing but murderers for power and control over people!

        September 16, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        US-nato soldiers are traitors (often unaware), as they endangered the lives of their citizens like 9/11 and the attacks in UK and Spain demonstrated. Switzerland or Venezuela had not such kind of attacks.

        September 18, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
      • D.A.N.

        So as far as your ignorant ass is concerned the terrorists have every right to attack the western world and kill innocent lives huh? Well i HOPE God holds you just as responsible as they will be in their killings of innocent people! And if you think God will look away or not bring justice to those who kill innocent people because of their governments foreign policy, boy will you have some explaining to do!

        September 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ++

    They couldnt penetrate US borders so they turned on themselves just so they could murder SOMEbody.

    September 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • ++

      try not to be so upbeat and cheerful!

      September 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • ++

        Notice how our pet troll has no sense of humor, no sense of the absurd nor any inkling of how limiting such a stance is. How boring the troll is. How predictable.

        September 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Only in hell will the truth of 360* live eternally. They all shall burn forever!

        September 14, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        over thirty thousand taleban dead, who according to you fall in liege with the truth, LA. Truth is, your such mentioned is coming at a high price.

        September 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Taliban never planned to penetrate US borders. They are just engaging a defensive war under the true meaning of Jihad.

      September 14, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        A defense does NOT kill it's own people! They are murderers no matter what you stupid ass thinks!

        September 14, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        The responsibility of the civilians killed is totally on behalf of the US as they are the invaders.

        September 14, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        You will see who holds the responsibility of killing innocent civilians as God will punish them severely!

        September 14, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Reuven Frank.

        Never PLANNED? Our Security forces bust them every time they try! The taliban are incompetent in everything, unfortunately, but murder.

        Murder is murder. The talban monsters murder THEIR OWN people. NO one is responsible for THEIR murderous spree but themselves.

        September 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        Yes Reuven Frank The Forces of GOOD will always overpower EVIL!

        September 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • D. A. N.

        The Taliban and all Islamic fundamentalists are NOT of human nature and they are worse than any animal behavior as they kill not for food but out of hatred, spite, envy, power and control!!! Their destiny is fiery brimstone for eternity!

        September 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        Reuven is in my opinion right. murder is murder. while the afghani taleban doesn't hold attacks against it's own people dirrectly, pakistan's does, such as mosque bombings(ttp). Taleban may not always directly put innocents in harms way, however innocents are dying. Taleban is not doing all that it could. It is a way to attract dumbs to fight. look at madrassa not allowing children to think for themselves, but instead instilling forced images and ideals. Barbaric in the name of defense. Very simple approach. Heavily guard entrances to Paki. (US) from Afghanistan. At many times Afghan Taleban has large amounts of Pakistanis, such as those commanded by Musharraf. Taleban themselves are supposedly useless, just used as combatants. And also it should be noted that mullah omar and many other taleban related peoples addressed allah as god. (mullah explaining bombing of the budda) I suppose they are not wrong by your book .

        September 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        Dress of a what/ you must mean funny dress like burqa and salwar. . Why don't you try going against your local Taleban (if you live near) and see what they say to you if you refuse to believe them it you would believe differently. Are people allowed to give a say? Taleban enforfecs even that which is not in the Quran. But no problem with afghanis. Mainly monkey face looking Paki inbreads who outsource crime everywhere (national sport). Stupid gene Pakis hiding in their mountains, blowing up mosques (ttp).

        September 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        Did i touch a personal nerve? no need for self-loathing. my mother doesn't look nearly like a monkey or african derivitive as much as inbread pakis.

        September 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • nugha

        How about everything you saying is garbage. you are the one with your own hypothesis, own idea, own fabrication to satisfy yourself. that is your stupid b.s. pulled out of your a.r.s.e. I know you all like inb.r.e.e.d.i.n.g. with first cousin. I also know you twist real meanings of such. perhaps instead of finding peace with your fellow inbreds, look to your monkey orangutan ancestors, war misery mongers. or even better yet join your dead 35000 brothers. as it stands now, i would never marry my cousins. I don not know about you though because in some countries you find it nice. muhhamad was a demonic mad man -moaha – maD. he used illusion, to instill some belief of isolation of the truth. such illustrated in greek, sanksrit, and norse warnings mlekka mahamada, . if you are so right than must 35000 die for nothing? all these of your heros, obl? good let them die with the corruption of the US as well. our country may have done that wrong, but our people are not so bad as you may think. and look at what a waste that stupid book and concept has reduced you to. my ancestors are yours buddy. you can twist the evol. belief as much as you want, but you seem to by denying it rejecting it when towers such as medicine provide examples of it. go dwell in your underdeveloped monkey made country. look up monkey ancestory of the founder of Pakistan if you must.

        September 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. salerno

    Other countries do not put the lives of their citizen at risk with aggressive policy abroad like USA did and is doing.

    September 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TCMSOLS

    I am the SS.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Matt

    Turn you little S**t your old man was smart you are an idiot and the Hashimite Kingdom will be no more, You are Palestine.
    http://www.jordantimes.com/index.php?news=41220

    September 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Matt

    You say that S**t to my face C**t, I will take your fields and I will hang you all.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Matt

    If I am toxic you will be hanging from street poles Abla. Ben had tents in his streets, but he is a mate. Abla. You stand over me, Who the F***k are you motherf****er, Camel Sh**t. I will bring the 12th Imam.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Hey you, would you mind not using that Tea Party lingo here? Obviously you're a fan either Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann or Christine O'Donnell, judging by you're choice of words. Leave that for the Tea Partiers, please!!!

      September 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bud Tree Jr.

        I'm with you, Joseph. That Tea Party lingo has absolutely no place here!!!

        September 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. George Patton

    I bet that our top brass over in Afghanistan will be bragging about how these "wonderful" Afghan security forces "put down" this attack by the Taliban this morning to prove just how much "progress" we're making over there. We've been "making progress" over there for nearly 10 years already!

    September 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bud Tree Jr.

      Well put, George. Thank you.

      September 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Matt

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/saudi-arabia-warns-off-us-on-palestinian-veto-20110913-1k7rp.html
    Just get the Pakistan nukes so we can get this over with. When people start putting C4 up their bum no one is safe.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Matt

    It is time to clarify, the time clock that is much talked about, these boys are in the 1600, when time is talked about they are talking in geological time frame.

    September 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |