Who are protected by our “allies” in Pakistan’s ISI.
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) – The lone survivor in a group of 36 insurgents who carried out a series of sustained assaults in Kabul and across eastern parts of Afghanistan told officials he had been working for the Haqqani network, a ruthless, well-trained organization linked to al Qaeda.
The nearly 18-hour assault left four civilians and eight members of the Afghan security forces dead and wounded about 65 people, the Afghan interior minister said Monday.
Haqqani fighters are blamed for killing more than 1,000 coalition and Afghan forces. They are believed to have been behind a series of spectacular attacks last year, including a 20-hour attack on the U.S. Embassy and an assault on Kabul’s InterContinental Hotel.
Insurgents launched the wave of audacious attacks in Kabul and three other areas of the country Sunday. Government forces said they had repelled the offensives, but some of the violence in the streets of the capital spilled into Monday.
Explosions rocked central Kabul early Monday after periodic bursts of gunfire that lasted well into Sunday night in the district that houses government offices and allied embassies.
The majority of the attackers used women’s clothing — with burqas covering their faces — in order to reach their intended positions, Mohammadi said.
They even “had bunches of flowers in their car in Kabul order to show off that they were women and they were going to a wedding party or something like that,” he said.