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Taliban launch attack on Kabul airport

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Taliban launch attack on Kabul airport


Insurgents in Afghanistan have launched a pre-dawn attack near Kabul’s main international airport .

Explosions and gunfire have been heard coming from an area that also houses major foreign military bases.

Witnesses said gunmen took over a building in the west of the airport and began a stand-off with Afghan security forces.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack but so far there are no reports on casualties.

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