US Embassy in Kabul under attack

POSTED: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 5:44am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 2:27pm

NBC News is reporting the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan is under attack.

Rockets are being fired toward the U.S. Embassy in the capital city and suicide bombers have attacked a central square.

The Taliban is taking responsibility for the attacks, calling them "operation martyrdom". They say they've armed militants with rocket-propelled grenades and suicide vests.

The target, according to the Taliban, is government buildings near the embassy district. There is no word yet on casualties.

Tuesday’s attack in Kabul follows a huge truck bomb at a NATO base in central Afghanistan Saturday night. Four Afgan civilians were killed and 77 U.S. Troops wounded in that attack. Saturday was the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9-11.

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