Gunmen launched multiple attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, assaulting Western embassies in the heavily guarded, central diplomatic area and at the Parliament in the west.
A NATO soldier stands guard at the scene of a attack by Taliban militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 15, 2012. The Taliban launched a series of coordinated attacks on at least seven sites across the Afghan capital on Sunday, targeting NATO headquarters, the parliament and diplomatic residences.
Smoke rises from a hotel after it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Kabul.
An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier holds a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher near the scene of an attack in Kabul on April 15, 2012.
A member of Afghan security force prepares to return fire in Kabul.
Members of Afghan security force rush to the site of a battle in Kabul.