Latest details of Kabul massive terrorist attack

Posted: September 13, 2011 in Daily incidents, Heavy attacks, Stories
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Taliban insurgents attacked several landmark organizations in Kabul at 01:30 pm.

The first target was the US Embassy area where headquarters of ISAF, Special Forces Unit, domestic intelligence agency, Ministry of Defense media office, and a number of other agencies including televisions.

Insurgents were armed with Kalashnikov rifles, Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers, RPD Machine Guns, Suicide vests, and 82mm Recoilless weapon.

Upto now (06:46 pm Kabul Local Time) there are 6 people (4 civilians, 2 cops) have been killed and more than 15 people are wounded.

The spokesman for ministry of Interior of Afghanistan says there are 2-3 suicide attackers still alive.

Witnesses at the area of attack report of several explosions, likely of RPGs, as well as sporadic firing or AK-47s are going on.

Their main weapon was RPG launchers that the insurgents used to shoot at random targets.

Most of the RPGs hit Wazir Akbar Khan area where lots of offices and luxurious homes are located.

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid took responsibility of the attack and said their main target was domestic intelligence agency (NDS), US Embassy, & Headquarters of ISAF.

Several other explosions, mainly suicide bombings took place at other parts of Kabul also.

One explosion targeted the headquarters of 202 Border Police corps killing 1 policeman, wounding 2 others.

Another explosion hit close to the Border Police HQ in Deh Mazang area that wounded 4 people.

The third suicide bombing was shot dead before detonating himself at Bibi Mehro residential area around Kabul Airport.

ISAF provided close air support and shot at the insurgents with AH-64 Apache gunship helicopters.

Forces involved in the cross fire were: Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP), Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan Crisis Response Unit (CRU) as well as ISAF military forces.

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Comments
  1. Jake Simmons says:

    Why didn’t the Mi-17s react?

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