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Kabul Airport Attack Over; Four Militants Killed

WATCH: Security Forces Repel Taliban Attack On Kabul Airport

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July 17, 2014
Afghan security forces engaged in a gun battle on July 17 with Taliban fighters holed up in a building near Kabul's international airport. The insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades used the building to stage a predawn attack on the airport in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility in a year. Members of an elite police unit killed all four militants involved in the assault. (Reuters)

WATCH: Security Forces Repel Taliban Attack On Kabul Airport

An attack at Kabul's international airport is over after members of an elite police unit killed all four militants involved in the assault.

Four members of the Taliban attacked an outer building under construction at the airport on the morning of July 17, firing rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirmed the four militants involved in the attack had been killed and said Afghan security forces had suffered no casualties.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The airport lies next to a sprawling military base run by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

The attack came as votes from the disputed second round of Afghanistan's presidential election are being recounted and less than six months before the bulk of foreign forces in Afghanistan depart the country.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP

 

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