Taliban attacks U.S. consulate in Afghanistan

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HERAT, AFGHANISTAN – There’s been another deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan, this time on the U.S. consulate in Herat province.

Afghan officials say ten people died in the attack:  all seven of the Taliban, two police officers and a security guard. Twenty civilians were injured.

Officials say the Taliban drove up to the front gate and began firing their assault rifles at Afghan security forces.

A truck exploded during the battle, damaging the front gate of the consulate.

And just to let us know they still love to hate us, al Qaeda thugs have been told to attack the United States from inside the country.

Ayman al-Zawahiri released an audio message to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. He told his followers to bleed America economically by committing terror attacks in the US.

He said small-scale strikes will keep Washington spending big bucks on security.

The plan is to keep America in a constant state of tension, which will give al Qaeda time to plan a big hit, even if it comes years from now.