Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least seven people. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Bloodshed in Kabul with at least seven dead in Taliban attacks. A day after Afghanistan signed security deals with the U.S. and NATO, two Taliban suicide bombers carry out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles. The agreements will allow foreign troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani. (SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) EYEWITNESS OF THE BLAST, SANAULLA KHAN SAYING: "I was passing by the road when a huge blast occurred. Right after the blast I saw dust and smoke rising from the scene, and then I escaped." The Taliban, fighting to oust foreign forces and the U.S-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attacks in the east and west of the city. The Taliban also criticized Ghani and his government for allowing foreign troops to stay after the year ends, calling it a "stooge regime" that is disregarding Afghanistan's long-term interests.