Taliban attack upscale neighborhood in Kabul

The attack came just hours after a suicide bomber attacked a vehicle belonging to the British embassy, killing five.

By , Associated Press

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Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.