A Taliban suicide bomber reached deep into the Afghan defense ministry Monday — one of the most secure buildings in the country — before he was discovered, The Long War Journal reports.
The bomber reached the third floor of the Ministry of Defense and came close to the Afghan defense minister’s inner circle. He was stopped by Afghan soldiers and then opened fire, killing two troops. According to reports, an and a bodyguard to the defense minister, and the secretary of the Army Chief of Staff were among the seven people wounded in the attack.
This suggests, ominously, that there are Taliban sympathizers salted inside the most sensitive parts of the Afghan military.