KABUL (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai says security has been restored to Kabul after a Taliban attack targeting government buildings that prompted fierce gunbattles and left five dead.
Officials have said at least five people, including a child, were killed and nearly 40 wounded in Monday's attack.
Karzai says in a statement that "the enemies of Afghanistan are ... trying to spread fear among Kabul citizens." He ordered security officials to do their best to arrest the perpetrators.
The brazen attack is a clear sign the insurgents plan to escalate the fight as the U.S. and its allies ramp up their own campaign to end the war.