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. ++

    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 |
  2. 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 |
  3. TCMSOLS

    I am the SS.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 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 |
  5. 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 |
  6. 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 |