Blasts, Gunfire Rock Afghan Capital

Posted April 15th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan police say gunmen have launched multiple attacks in the capital and at least one other city in Afghanistan.

Officials says a series of explosions and bursts of gunfire Sunday rocked the heavily guarded central diplomatic area and the neighborhood around parliament in Kabul.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks, saying suicide bombers have targeted NATO headquarters, diplomatic residences and parliament.

Witnesses say smoke can be seen billowing from buildings, and sirens can be heard throughout the area.

The Taliban says it has also launched an attack in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

There is no immediate word of casualties in any of the attacks.