Clinton: Kabul attackers will be dealt with

By BRADLEY KLAPPER | September 13, 2011 | 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. will do everything it can to combat those who committed a "cowardly attack" on the U.S. Embassy and other buildings in Kabul.

Clinton said the U.S. was moving to secure the area in Afghanistan's capital and "ensure that those who perpetrated this attack are dealt with."

She said the U.S. would assist Afghans injured in the attack.

Taliban insurgents fired grenades and assault rifles at the embassy, NATO headquarters and other sites in Kabul, while suicide bombers struck police buildings.

The coordinated assaults come two days after the U.S. marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and carried an unsettling message to Western leaders about the Taliban's resilience.

It was the third major attack in Kabul since late June.