Afghanistan: US ambassador says 19-hour pitched battle in capital “not a very big deal”

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September 14, 2011
Agence France-Presse    
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"United States ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker said Wednesday that his embassy was hit with six grenades in a Taliban attack, but played down the insurgents' raid as 'not a very big deal.' The attack launched on Tuesday lasted for 19 hours and left 14 people dead in a barrage of gunfire and suicide blasts targeting the US embassy and the neighbouring headquarters of NATO-led troops in Afghanistan." (09/14/11)

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