Updated 12:31 a.m. ET on May 2
(CBS/AP) KABUL, Afghanistan - Multiple explosions have rocked the eastern part of the Afghan capital early Tuesday, fresh on the heels ofthere.
CBS News' Ahmad Mukhtar reports it was an attack on a compound where foreigners stay. As many as 6 people have been reported killed, including a student and a guard.
The police chief said one of the blasts is believed to have come for foreigners fighting off the attackers with hand grenades. The other was apparently a suicide car bomb attack.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a phone interview with CBS News his organization planned and carried out the attacks. Mujahid claimed the attack was a response to Obama's visit to Afghanistan, to show they were capable of striking anywhere, anytime.
"One of our mujahedin detonated his car in front of a military base. Other mujahedin are inside the base fighting. There are very heavy casualties for the enemy," Mujahid also told Reuters in a phone call.
U.S. President Barack Obama left Kabul only hours before the attacks after signing a strategic agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
In mid-April, Pakistan-based militants carried outon targets in the Afghan capital, including the U.S. Embassy.
Afghan officials said a gunman arrested in the attacks told authorities the simultaneous strikes in Kabul and three other cities were carried out by the Haqqani network, a militant group allegedly linked to Pakistan's spy agency. The attacks killed 11 people -- eight members of the Afghan security forces and three civilians. Thirty-six insurgents were also killed.