Taliban claim attack on Kabul military parade

KABUL (AFP BREAKING NEWS) – Afghanistan’s extremist Taliban movement said it had attacked a military parade in Kabul where rocket and gunfire erupted after President Hamid Karzai had inspected troops.

“We fired rockets at the scene of the celebration,” a spokesman for the insurgent group, Zabihullah Mujahed, told AFP.

Explosions and gunfire sent the thousands of troops and dignitaries, who included President Hamid Karzai, scattering.

BBC News: Mr Karzai -unhurt- whisked away from the scene

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

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