Some insightful commentary from the media on this operation for a change!  Be sure to click the link at the bottom of the page for the video segment which shows the SBS operators scaling their way into the building.  Also, make sure you read Blake’s take on the Kabul attack. -Jack

British Special Forces were critical in bringing the Taliban attack in Kabul on Sunday and Monday to an end, despite Nato commanders insisting that the Afghans countered the attack without help.

According to Sky News sources, a unit of British Special Boat Service (SBS) troops were among the Afghan soldiers who stormed the building where the Taliban fighters were hiding.

Soldier in Kabul
A soldier carries away what is believed to be an injured army ‘attack’ dog

The building, a construction site in the heart of Kabul, was raided at about 7am local time on Monday morning.

TV footage shows a number of troops, who appear to be wearing Afghan military uniform, scaling the outside of the building.

But according to Sky sources, members of the Royal Marines elite SBS unit led the assault.

There are reports that they were wearing Afghan military fatigues rather than their own British uniform.

Traditionally, British Special Forces have less stringent regulations on the uniforms they wear on operations.

British “attack dogs” were also used. It is believed one was injured in the assault.