Taliban claim assassination bid on Afghan spy chief
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for an assassination attempt on Afghanistan's spy chief, saying a number of intelligence officials were wounded in the suicide attack.
"As a result of a suicide attack carried out by hero mujahedeen Hafiz Mohammad inside a guest house, a large number of intelligence officials were injured.
"Intelligence chief Assadullah Khalid was the primary target and according to our information is in a coma," Taliban spokesman Zabihulla Mujahid said in an email to AFP. - Agence-France Presse