Taliban Attack Kills Dozens in Kabul

Taliban attackers on Tuesday used a combination of a suicide bomb and a small-arms ambush on Afghan government sites in Kabul, killing at least 28 and injuring more than 300. Attackers hit the training ground of an Afghan intelligence unit, which is akin to the Secret Service, days after issuing a vow to increase attacks, The Washington Post reported. US officials condemned the attack. “This incident underscores the harm the Taliban and other violent extremists continue to inflict on the Afghan people,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. “Attacks like these only deepen our support for the people and Government of Afghanistan, and their efforts to bring security and stability to Afghanistan.” The Taliban was quick to claim responsibility for the attack, and Afghan officials were unable to provide details on the number of attackers. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the attack shows the Taliban cannot defeat Afghan forces in a “face-to-face” battle, the Post reported.