As it happened: Co-ordinated Afghan attacks

Key points

  • Taliban militants say they have launched several co-ordinated attacks across Afghanistan as part of a "spring offensive".
  • The parliament, US, British, German and Russian embassies as well as Nato heaquarters and a hotel in Kabul are among the targets.
  • Militants say they have also targeted sites in Logar, Nangarhar and Paktia provinces as well as in Jalalabad.
  • Mortars have also been fired at a Nato base on Kabul's outskirts.
  • Intelligence officials say three people were captured ahead of an intended attack on one of President Hamid Karzai's deputies.
  • Afghan officials say 14 insurgents have been killed.

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Reporting:

  • Alex Kleiderman 
  • Claudia Allen 

Last updated 15 April 2012

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