Afghan gov't spokesman: Attack on Kabul ends after 20 hours

By REUTERS
September 14, 2011 08:19

 
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KABUL - An assault by Taliban insurgents on the heart of Kabul's diplomatic and military enclave has ended after 20 hours, when security forces killed the last of six attackers, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior said on Wednesday.

"The operation just ended and 6 terrorists were killed by Police, details on casualties will be announced later," spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said on Twitter.

The insurgents had holed up in a multi-story building still under construction, and launched their attack early on Tuesday afternoon.

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