Taliban attack on Kabul killed at least 12 dead 71 injured (Figure)
18 Taliban militants attacked Kabul, a mall was almost destroyed.
BEIJING, Jan. 19, according to Hong Kong “Ta Kung Pao” report, part of the new Afghan government 18 cabinet members sworn in in the capital Kabul on the occasion, Taliban attacks, the center of many buildings, and fighting with security forces, killing at least 12 people were killed and 71 injured.
Kabul, two stores, a cinema and the only five-star hotel, became targets of militants. Afghan Public Health Ministry said 12 people were killed in the incident, of which five were civilians and security personnel, and another 71 injured. This is the Taliban since ○ ○ 九年 二月 into many government buildings in Kabul killing, killing at least 26 people were killed since the Kabul by the most shocking attacks.
about 20 militants were divided into several groups, a bomb detonated outside the presidential palace (then part of President Hamid Karzai’s cabinet members are sworn in), also the central bank rocket. Several gunmen broke into the Justice Department to throw a grenade near a shopping mall, surrounded by security forces, after militants detonated two bombs.
can be seen through the television screen, scene of the attack emerge billowing white smoke, intense gunfire sounded from time to time. Near the scene of the attack severely damaged several buildings, including a five-story shopping center was completely destroyed in the crossfire.
According to eyewitnesses, gun battles in the West Bank out of more central Afghanistan and five-star Serena hotel between. Behind the bank is heavily guarded Afghan presidential palace.
After the attack, people generally more panic. Pedestrian commercial area, after hearing the loud explosion, have run for their lives. Trapped in a nearby hotel in Al-Jazeera in the local correspondent, said within half an hour to hear four loud explosions are very close from the hotel.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident, and said sending at least 20 suicide bombers, including the Afghan presidential palace of government agencies and banks, including the attack.
Taliban spokesman Zhabiwula. Mujahid said in a statement: “This is our doing, the goal is the presidential palace, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Mines and the central bank is now fighting continues, there are a suicide bomber detonated at the presidential residence at the entrance to a bomb. “
United States condemns this attack on the Taliban a” desperate “and” cruel “act. Since the Taliban regime 二 ○ ○ year was to overthrow the US-led military operations after the Taliban to overthrow the government and the expulsion of foreign troops and the insurgency intensified.
Afghanistan and Pakistan, the U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke in New Delhi said: “The only people who do such things will not survive the attack, it will not be successful, but we can expect such a thing or will occur. “
Reuters that the center of Kabul the Taliban to infiltrate terrorist attacks Afghan President Hamid Karzai regarding the means to face a more severe test. It is also Karzai Taliban lay down their arms on a major new program to combat serious and satirical, this program was originally scheduled for this month at an international conference held in London announced. It is reported that this program is the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, Barack Obama is a key component.