” It is the latest in a series of high-profile attacks against key targets in the Afghan capital as militant groups try to undermine Western efforts to hand security to local forces.
Officials said the gun battle ended some four hours after it began, leaving seven attackers dead and two civilians wounded.
Dawood Amin, Deputy Kabul police chief, said two blew themselves up with suicide vests and five were shot and killed by police.”
Published on Jun 9, 2013
” Large explosions are being heard coming from the military side of Kabul international airport, which houses a NATO headquarters.
The explosions began about 4:30am on Monday from the direction of the military headquarters.
Al Jazeera’s Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.”