Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The second major assault in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in less than three weeks has killed at least seven people and wounded 17.
Hours after President Barack Obama departed following an unannounced visit, a suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas attacked a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in the capital today.
The Taliban said the attack was a response to Obama's visit. But because such complex attacks usually take significant advance planning, it is also possible that the Taliban were capitalizing on fortunate timing.
Authorities say most of the wounded were Afghan children on their way to school.
The attack highlights the Taliban's continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital regardless of the security level.
NATO says all the attackers were killed.