Calif.-Based Aid Group Caught Up in Taliban Attack

Taliban gunmen stormed a compound in Kabul used by a California-based non-profit aid group Friday, the organization and security sources said, NBC News reported. Insurgents detonated a vehicle packed with explosives near the offices of the speaker of the Afghan parliament and the campaign headquarters of several presidential candidates. San Rafael-based Roots for Peace, which works to replace minefields with vineyards, was caught up in the attack, its CEO told NBC News. A senior police source told NBC News that 19 foreign nationals, including an unknown number of U.S. citizens, escaped the guesthouse compound with only minor injuries, but that there were casualties inside.

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