FIREFIGHT

35 Dead as Taliban Strike Kabul

Kabul was cast into chaos Sunday as the Taliban attacked diplomatic and government targets in the Afghan capital, the most prominent of a series of coordinated strikes across the country. At least 35 people have been killed, according to authorities. Insurgents attacked President Karzai's heavily-guarded palace compound and explosions broke out near the Parliament. Militants also seized a hotel in the city as part of a wave of attacks. The Taliban, who called this the beginning of a new season of strikes, claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying it had sent suicide bombers into the city.