Smoke rises from near entrance to presidential palace in Kabul (25 June 2013)
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Afghanistan presidential palace attacked in Kabul

Militants have attacked security forces near the presidential palace in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

A BBC correspondent says the assailants are embroiled in clashes with President Hamid Karzai's bodyguards.

The Taliban have said they are carrying out the attack.

The incident comes only days after Mr Karzai raised objections about US-backed peace talks with the Taliban. Bilal Sarwary witnessed the attack in Kabul.

  • 25 Jun 2013
  • From the section Asia
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