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Kandahar airport attack: 10 Taliban insurgents killed by Afghan forces

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 12:25 IST

Afghan security forces killed at least 10 Taliban insurgents after they carried out an attack on Kandahar airport late 8 December night, said officials.


According to TOLONews, the attack started at around 6:30pm when ten insurgents wearing security force uniforms stormed the airport compound and opened fire.


"Several insurgents (have) taken up position inside a school and (are) firing at the airport," said Sameem Khpalwak, a spokesperson for the local governor.


The episode occurred on the eve of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's high-profile visit to Islamabad for a regional conference.


The attack comes after an earlier incident in which two suicide bombers were killed following their attack on a police station in Kandahar, which happens to be one of the Taliban strongholds.



-ANI

First published: 9 December 2015, 12:52 IST
 
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