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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has branded the Taliban’s 18-hour siege of Kabul and places across eastern Afghanistan on Sunday an intelligence failure and called for an investigation into NATO security operations.

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Two Israeli soldiers were convicted in a military court of using a Palestinian child as a human shield during their army's siege of the Gaza Strip in 2009. The soldiers, who forced the 9-year-old boy to check for suspected booby traps, are now awaiting sentencing.

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On Saturday, officials in Mumbai continued hunting for clues, and for bodies, in the wake of the terror siege that began Wednesday in the Indian megalopolis. More than 170 people are known dead.

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