Explosions rock Kabul, Afghanistan, after Obama visits

One wonders if the state of Afghanistan today could have anything to do with this…

From CBS

A member of the foreign forces points his gun towards a building being used by insurgents near the scene of an attack in Kabul on April 15, 2012.A member of the foreign forces points his gun towards a building being used by insurgents near the scene of an attack in Kabul on April 15, 2012. (MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Updated 12:31 a.m. ET on May 2

(CBS/AP) KABUL, Afghanistan – Multiple explosions have rocked the eastern part of the Afghan capital early Tuesday, fresh on the heels of President Obama’s visitthere.

CBS News’ Ahmad Mukhtar reports it was an attack on a compound where foreigners stay. As many as 6 people have been reported killed, including a student and a guard.

The police chief said one of the blasts is believed to have come for foreigners fighting off the attackers with hand grenades. The other was apparently a suicide car bomb attack.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a phone interview with CBS News his organization planned and carried out the attacks. Mujahid claimed the attack was a response to Obama’s visit to Afghanistan, to show they were capable of striking anywhere, anytime.

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