Friday, August 19, 2011
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing of the U.K. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, today. The attacks occurred on Afghanistan’s Independence Day, marking the country’s 92nd year of independence from the British Empire. iReporter ekhlass was on the scene:

'It was 5:40 when a very strong explosion shook my house and woke me  up,' he said. He went up to his roof immediately to take these shots.  'The Taliban claimed credit for the attack, and the reason they say was  “we have defeated Britain in 1919, this attack is to refresh the  defeat.”'

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing of the U.K. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, today. The attacks occurred on Afghanistan’s Independence Day, marking the country’s 92nd year of independence from the British Empire. iReporter ekhlass was on the scene:

'It was 5:40 when a very strong explosion shook my house and woke me up,' he said. He went up to his roof immediately to take these shots. 'The Taliban claimed credit for the attack, and the reason they say was “we have defeated Britain in 1919, this attack is to refresh the defeat.”'