There have been scenes of chaos in Kabul. The Afghan capital witnessed a series of coordinated Taliban attacks on Tuesday, as a series of explosions rocked the embassy district.
Several attackers armed with explosive vests and rocket-propelled grenades targeted government buildings, NATO headquarters, the US embassy, the intelligence agency and at least one ministry. he airport was also attacked.
The US embassy reported no damage or casualties, but at least one Afghan police officer was killed in the west of the city, and another two injured when they prevented a suicide bomber from entering Habibia high school. One civilian was killed and 16 others injured, and at least two attackers were killed.
This year has been the bloodiest in Afghanistan since Western intervention began in 2001, both in terms of military and civilian casualties.