Afghan and international security forces are battling an ongoing multi-pronged attack by insurgents targeting the US embassy, NATO headquarters and police buildings in Kabul. Police are still exchanging fire with two gunmen holed up in an unfinished high-rise building overlooking the diplomatic quarter. Six people have been killed and 16 injured, Kabul’s police chief said. The Taliban said they were behind the violence. The coordinated rebel assault today in Afghanistan’s capital has jolted local residents, says Jean MacKenzie of the online news service GlobalPost. MacKenzie tells host Lisa Mullins that many Afghans want the international community to reconsider the need for foreign troops to remain.
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