The Taliban is claiming credit for multiple attacks on Sunday morning against western embassies and the parliament in Kabul. “These attacks are the beginning of the spring offensive and we had planned them for months,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters. At least two attackers were killed and five people wounded in the Kabul attacks. The German and British embassies and the headquarters of Afghanistan’s NATO-led force were the primary targets for the attacks but simultaneous assaults were launched in three other eastern cities.
The attacks reportedly left four civilians and 11 members of the Afghan security forces dead.