Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has escaped unharmed from an attack by Taliban gunmen on an official ceremony in Kabul.
Afghan officials say three people -- a member of the parliament Fazel Rahman Samkanai, a tribal chief, and a 10-year-old boy -- were killed in Sunday's attack. Ten others were wounded.
Mr. Karzai, other senior government leaders and foreign dignitaries ducked for cover as bullets hit the reviewing stand where they were gathered to watch a military parade.
The ceremony was to commemorate Victory Day, the anniversary of the 1992 fall of the Soviet-backed Afghan communist government to the mujahideen.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the assault. He said the six attackers were armed with suicide vests and guns. Mujahid said three attackers were killed and three were arrested. He said the intention was to show that the Taliban can operate anywhere in Afghanistan.