Taliban Ramps Up Offensive with Kabul Bombing

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This morning an explosion and gunfight in Kabul killed dozens and wounded more than 300 others during the morning rush hour. The Afghan Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a security unit for high level government officials. The attack comes one week after the militant group announced its spring offensive, a signal that the Taliban plans to follow through on their promise to carry out large scale attacks this fighting season. Barbara Bogaev speaks with freelance reporter Sune Engel Rasmussen, who is based in Kabul and writes for the Guardian and the Economist.

Credits

Guest:
Sune Engel Rasmussen - freelance journalist - @SuneEngel

Hosts:
Warren Olney, Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Evan George, Katie Cooper