Afghan, Coalition Forces Respond to Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 13, 2011 – A small group of insurgents attacked near the U.S. Embassy and International Security Assistance Force headquarters here today, firing from outside the compound using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades.

The attack started around 1:30 p.m. local time (5 a.m. EDT), officials said.

Afghan and coalition forces immediately responded to the attack, and still are on the scene. Coalition forces are providing air support.

In a statement issued three hours after the attack began, officials said no ISAF casualties were reported.

From an International Security Assistance Force News Release