By John Solomon
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Taliban insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other buildings in the heart of the capital Tuesday while suicide bombers struck police buildings in an attack blitz that displayed the ability of militants to bring their fight to the doorsteps of Western power in Afghanistan.
Kerri Hannan, U.S. Embassy spokesman in Kabul, said four Afghans, including three visa applicants and one locally hired guard, were injured in the attack on the embassy compound.
U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Kerri Hannan said that staff had been ordered to take cover in hardened structures.