Afghan Taliban Attack Aid Group, 2 Guards Killed

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Authorities in Afghanistan say two guards were killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber and five heavily armed gunmen attacked a guest house of an international aid group in the Afghan capital of Kabul today.

The attack set off a gun battle with security forces that lasted for hours in the upscale neighborhood.

According to the International Organization for Migration, four of its workers were wounded, including an Italian woman who was badly burned by a grenade.

Police say at least five attackers were killed.

The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the assault. It's the second major strike inside Kabul in a little more than a week.

The insurgents have carried out a wave of bombings and assassinations around the country, testing the ability of Afghan security forces to respond with less help from international forces, who have begun a withdrawal.

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