“We had our people there who fired at Karzai," said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, adding, “We had place six personnel in the area. Three of our men have been killed." Karzai, foreign diplomats and other dignitaries were escorted from scene, surrounded by bodyguards, in one of four black Land Cruisers.
“Karzai, with all the Cabinet members and foreign diplomats who were on the main stage, are safe. They have been evacuated from the area. It is not an exact report yet, and I"m not sure, but I heard two Parliamentarians are wounded," said Defence Ministry spokesman General Mohammad Zahir Azimi.
Sirajudin, a police officer who was present when the incident took place, said that he saw two people firing with AK-47 assault rifles from a house towards the area where Karzai and other dignitaries were sitting.