Four insurgents killed after Kabul airport attack

A fierce gunbattle between Afghan security forces and militants in a building near Kabul airport has ended after all four insurgents were killed.

'All four insurgents killed' after Kabul airport attack

A fierce gunbattle between Afghan security forces and militants in a building near Kabul airport has now ended, according to reports by AFP.

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BREAKING: All 4 insurgents killed by Forces, the area cleared now, no causality to forces: MoI

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Kabul airport assault over after 'all attackers are killed'

Afghan policemen take positions.
Afghan policemen take their positions near the airport. Credit: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An attack on Kabul airport has now ended after the gunmen were killed, officials have said.

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#UPDATE Kabul airport assault ends after all attackers killed: officials

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ISAF jets scrambled as gunmen attack Kabul airport

Afghan security personnel are seen on vehicles as an area near the Kabul airport.
Afghan security personnel are seen on vehicles near Kabul airport. Credit: Reuters TV

Gunmen have used rockets to attack Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital, a senior military official has said.

The gunmen occupied two buildings, which were under construction and used them as a base to fire rockets and gunfire toward planes at the airport, according to NBC News.

ISAF jet fighters are currently flying over Kabul, said Afzal Aman, a general in the Afghan army in Kabul.

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