Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Taliban launches attack near Afghan Presidential palace and CIA station in Kabul

The Taliban Tuesday launched an attack near the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul, killing at least three security guards.

The gun-battle, and the subsequent suicide car bombing, occurred near the gate leading to the Presidential palace next to the Afghan Defense Ministry and the former Ariana Hotel, which houses a CIA station.

A Taliban spokesman released a statement saying the Presidential palace, the Defense Ministry and the CIA station were the intended targets.

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