Fighting erupts at airport in eastern Afghan city

June 30, 2010 08:03

KABUL, Afghanistan— Fighting erupted in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad Wednesday, where police say they heard explosions at the airport.

Ghafor Khan, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in Nangarhar province, said that police heard blasts and gunshots from inside the airport. He said that international forces have blocked access to the area.The Taliban claims six suicide attackers entered the airport in Jalalabad, 125 kilometers east of the Afghan capital. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid says more than 30 people were killed in the morning attack, but the insurgent group often exaggerates accounts of their attacks.

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