Kabul, Sept 13(ANI): The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an ongoing bomb and gun attack in Kabul.
The attack has rocked the centre of the Afghan capital, with a string of blasts targeting the US embassy and NATO’s ISAF headquarters, the BBC reports.
A string of loud blasts was heard, and rocket-propelled grenades were seen being fired in the area, the report said.
According to the BBC, a number of attackers have reportedly taken refuge in a partly-built high-rise building overlooking the area, from where they are coordinating their actions.
Initial reports suggest the involvement of at least four suicide bombers, with one reportedly detonating a suicide vest in a taxi.
Apart from housing the US and other foreign embassies, and NATO’s Afghan headquarters, the Abdul Haq Square is home to several government buildings and the presidential palace, the report said.
The attack comes weeks after suicide attackers stormed the city’s British Council office, killing 12 people. (ANI)