Taliban attacks airport in southern Afghan city Kandahar

By REUTERS
December 9, 2015 08:07

Taliban forces attacked the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday and were engaged in fighting with security forces, officials said.

"Several insurgents (have) taken up position inside a school and firing at the airport," said Sameem Khpalwak, a spokesman for the local governor.

He said there were no reports of casualties and Afghan forces were returning fire.

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said a number of fighters had entered the airport grounds and were fighting security forces.


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