Taliban Attack NATO HQ, Mount Assault on Kabul, by Naharnet Newsdesk

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Image uploaded from a quicklink The Taliban launched a major attack in the center of Kabul on Tuesday, hitting NATO's coalition force headquarters next to the U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital.

The insurgent group said the ongoing assault began with a suicide attack targeting local and foreign intelligence buildings at a roundabout in the city.

Agence France Presse reporters heard a string of loud blasts while police confirmed one explosion and a gunfight close to the heavily-guarded embassy compound.

An AFP reporter close to the scene saw a string of mortar rounds fired and small arms fire, and heard explosions that seemed to hit multiple targets.

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