by Kendall Mark
Suicide bombers, grenades, and guns were used Friday in an attack by the Taliban against Western aided government at a NATO offensive, the Washington Post reported.
The attacks were aimed at two guest houses, usually occupied by foreigners, and killed 16 people, the New York Times reported.
The attacks happened after a NATO-Afghan decision to launch the largest crusade yet against the Taliban in order to restore government to Afghan officials, the Washington Post said.
The attacks killed mostly Indians, even though the Taliban said that was not their intention, New York Times reported. The attacks spotlighted India's support in bringing Afghan government officials back to power.
Most of the people killed were on aid missions and working for non-profit organizations, New York Times said.