KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban are again making it clear that they have no intention of ending the violence in Afghanistan, even though they have indicated they are willing to talk peace.
Taliban attackers today set off a truck bomb outside a NATO supplier's compound, resulting in a gunbattle that left a dozen people dead.
The attack was the latest Taliban strike on a high-profile target in the Afghan capital.
A provincial police chief says the initial blast killed two truck drivers waiting to enter the compound, along with the bomber. Four gunmen then did battle with security guards and an Afghan police special response team. Officials say the attackers were all killed along with one Afghan and four Nepalese security guards. The British government confirms that a U.K. national was among those killed in the attack.
A Taliban spokesman says the attack "has no link to the peace process," and that such attacks "will continue all over the country occupied by the foreigners."