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ANSF Responds to Kabul Attacks


For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 15, 2012) —  Afghan National Security Forces responded to a series of attacks today in Kabul and in a few outlying provinces. The attacks, which were concentrated in three clusters around the city, were labeled by the Taliban as the start of the so-called “Spring Offensive,” and were largely ineffective. 

The attacks began just before 2 p.m., and consisted primarily of RPG and small arms fire. Afghan Crisis Response Units, along with Afghan police and army forces, deployed to repel the attacks that resulted in light casualties while killing or capturing many of  the suicide attackers in a matter of hours.

The National Directorate of Security announced they had captured two suicide bombers alive before they were able to reach their intended targets.

ISAF quick reaction forces were prepared to respond if required but were not needed.