Taliban warn that this is just the beginning of a series of suicide attacks on Western interests in the capital. So, I guess this puts a damper on the “peace talks” allegedly going on with the Taliban?
Hindustan Times (h/t Maria J) The Spanish embassy in Kabul was under attack on Friday, Afghan and Madrid officials said after a massive car blast was reported in the area during rush hour, followed by ongoing bursts of gunfire. “A car bomb hit Sherpur…,” said CID chief Fraidoon Obaidi. “The attackers are firing gunshots, it’s very dark and we are trying to be cautious.”
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack on a guest house near the Spanish embassy, and said fighting was still going on at the scene. A spokesperson for the extremist group said the attack targeted “an invader’s guest house”. Staff flee to an underground bunker as militants launch fierce assault following massive car bomb
The attack follows a 27-hour Taliban siege this week of Kandahar airport, the largest military installation in southern Afghanistan, in which at least 50 people died — including women and children.