Witnesses: Gunmen attack Afghan presidential palace

By REUTERS
June 25, 2013 05:41

 
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KABUL - Gunmen attacked the Afghan presidential palace early on Tuesday, with explosions and gunfire shaking the city center.

A Reuters reporter at the palace said the attack began soon after 6.30 a.m. on the building's east gate. Reporters were gathering for a press event with President Hamid Karzai.

It was not immediately clear whether Karzai was inside the building at the time of the assault.

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