Authors: Jeanette Torres
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, is under lockdown Tuesday after insurgents launched an attack near the embassy and the headquarters of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
No embassy personnel have been reported dead, U.S. Embassy spokesperson Kerri Hannan said in a statement. All staff members have been moved to secure areas.
According to Hannan, the insurgents are using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire to carry out the attack. Multiple explosions have been reported in the area.
In a text message to Agence France-Presse, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the group had carried out a "massive suicide attack on local and foreign intelligence facilities."
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