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Afghanistan: Four-hour insurgent raid over in Kabul

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Afghanistan: Four-hour insurgent raid over in Kabul


Explosions and gunfire that filled the early morning air in Kabul as insurgents attacked the main airport in the Afghan capital have now subsided.

Afghan security forces managed to overpower the heavily-armed attackers, who had taken up positions in a building under construction near an area which houses major foreign military bases.

All flights were cancelled during the four-hour raid which left seven insurgents dead, according to officials.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

Though the Afghan forces were able to deal with the assault, the latest incident raises concerns about how they will deal with an intensifying insurgency after foreign combat troops withdraw in 2014.

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