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Taliban attack Kandahar airport

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 00:56

Afghan security forces fight Taliban insurgents after they attacked Kandahar's sprawling airport. Julie Noce reports.

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Gunfire erupts in the background as Afghan army soldiers stand guard in front of the entrance gate of the Kandahar airport. Taliban insurgents raided the perimeter section of the heavily fortified complex in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday night, and the fighting was still going on Wednesday morning. Local government officials said there were several casualties among both security forces and civilians but the exact number was unknown because the area had not been secured. The sprawling site contains both a civilian airport and a large military base. A statement from the Taliban said suicide attackers used both light and heavy weapons to attack international forces and their Afghan allies. The attack coincides with the start of the Heart of Asia regional security conference in Islamabad, and underlines the movement's continuing ability to target key locations after its success in briefly capturing the northern city of Kunduz in September.

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Taliban attack Kandahar airport

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 00:56