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Afghanistan Defense Ministry Attack Leaves 2 Dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — An alleged Taliban sleeper agent opened fire Monday inside the Defense Ministry, killing at least two soldiers before he was gunned down in the third deadly breach of security in Afghanistan in less than a week.The…

KABUL, Afghanistan — An alleged Taliban sleeper agent opened fire Monday inside the Defense Ministry, killing at least two soldiers before he was gunned down in the third deadly breach of security in Afghanistan in less than a week.

The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying a Taliban agent who was also an army officer planned the attack to coincide with a visit of the French defense minister, believed to be inside the compound. French officials said the minister, Gerard Longuet, was not inside the ministry during the attack.

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