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Afghan security forces kill gunmen in battle at a Kabul guest house

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By Euronews
Afghan security forces kill gunmen in battle at a Kabul guest house

<p>Police in Afghanistan surrounded a guest house in the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul late on Tuesday night, when heavily armed gunman stormed the area which is home to several embassies and government buildings.</p> <p>Gunfire and explosions could be heard as the insurgents, now known to be Taliban, battled with Afghan security forces.</p> <p>Police claim to have killed all four militants. There were no further casualties.</p> <p>The Afghan capital has been hit by a series of high-profile attacks on foreigners and government targets over the past two weeks including one on the Park Palace Hotel which left over a dozen dead.</p> <p><span class="caps">NATO</span>’s 13 year combat mission officially ended in December and the small contingent that remains is engaged in training Afghan security forces.</p>