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Kabul Officials: Siege Ends With All Taliban Attackers Dead


Afghan security forces have killed all four gunmen involved in an attack on a guest house near the Spanish embassy in Kabul, Afghan officials said December 12.

They say four Afghan policemen and two Spanish guards also died in the December 11 attack in a heavily protected part of the capital.

At least seven people were treated in hospital for injuries, the officials say.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which began when attackers blew up a car bomb late on December 11.

Gunmen then entered a compound and battled security forces for hours. Gunfire and explosions were heard intermittently until early morning hours.

The attack came just days after President Ashraf Ghani returned from a regional peace conference in Pakistan, where he sought support to revive peace talks that stalled this year.

Earlier this week, a Taliban attack on the airport complex in Kandahar killed at least 50 civilians and security forces.

Based on reporting by Reuters, dpa, and AFP
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