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Attackers killed after firing on Kabul airport
Attackers killed after firing on Kabul airport

Taliban insurgents attacked the Kabul international airport Thursday by firing grenades from a nearby building, prompting a response by Afghan and international security forces in which all the assailants were killed, officials said. No civilians were harmed and no damage to the airport occurred, according to multiple officials, but the attack briefly forced flights to be suspended. The attack began when a suicide car bomb was detonated on a road near the airport about 4:30 a.m., after which the assailants took over the fifth floor of a building under construction in Qasaba, a cluster of structures less than a half-mile from the air facility. The attackers started firing heavy and...

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