Taliban attack on Kabul airport quashed as 7 insurgents killed

Source: CBS News

KABUL, Afghanistan Seven heavily armed insurgents launched an hours-long gun battle with security forces near Afghanistan’s main airport Monday, after they apparently tried to attack NATO’s airport headquarters with rocket-propelled grenades, assault rifles and at least one large bomb, the army and police said.

Kabul police chief Gen. Muhamad Ayoub Salangi told CBS News’ Mukhtar Ahmad that seven men were involved in the attack, which began when two of the attackers detonated suicide vests in front of the airport and five others took up positions inside two buildings on the compound, engaging security agents in the gun battle.

The remaining five attackers were killed by police, said Salangi, adding that no one else was believed killed or seriously injured in the attack.


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