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Taliban militants gunned down in attack on guesthouse in Afghanistan
Taliban militants gunned down in attack on guesthouse in Afghanistan

An hours-long Taliban attack in Kabul's diplomatic quarter ended Wednesday morning with Afghan security forces gunning down three attackers and a suicide bomber dead. The attack began late Tuesday evening as four assailants, including a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives at the entrance, tried to take over a guesthouse in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood, home to embassies and foreign missions. After a six-hour standoff between the Crisis Response Unit of the Afghan National Police and the three well-armed gunmen, there were no reported casualties among civilians or the Afghan forces. In the hours following the 11 p.m. suicide bombing, residents reported hearing heavy...

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