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Taliban Attack in Afghan Capital Kills at Least 6/ 7
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Taliban Mujahideen attacked a compound housing foreigners in the Afghan capital Wednesday, killing seven people, hours after President Barack Obama made a surprise visit .
The Taliban said the attack was a response to Obama's visit, which coincided with Wednesday's anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan.
It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks and highlighted the Taliban's continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when security had been tightened security for the high profile events.

The violence began around 6 a.m. in eastern Kabul with a series of explosions and gunfire ringing out from the privately guarded compound known as Green Village that houses hundreds of international contractors.
Shooting and blasts shook the city for hours as
Mujahideen who had stormed into the compou

Added: May-2-2012 Occurred On: May-2-2012
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Tags: Taliban, Attack, in, Afghan, Capital, , Kills, at, Least, 6/, 7
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