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Taliban attack Kandahar airport

Afghan security forces inspect damages after clashes between Afghan police and Taliban militants at a police station in Kandahar on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: Allauddin Khan

Taliban insurgents attacked the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Tuesday and were engaged in fighting with security forces, regional officials said. “Several insurgents [have] taken up position inside a school and [are] firing at the airport,” said Sameem Khpalwak, a spokesman for the local Governor.

He said there were no reports of casualties and Afghan government forces were returning fire. Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said a number of suicide attackers had entered the airport grounds and were fighting security forces.

The attack follows an earlier incident in which two suicide bombers died assaulting a police station in Kandahar, one of the traditional strongholds of the Taliban.






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