1. Afghanistan: Taliban attacks Kandahar airport

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks Kandahar airport

Kandahar airport in Afghanistan was attacked by Taliban insurgents, triggering several explosions and a major gunbattle between security personnel and the militants.

By: | Published: December 9, 2015 8:36 AM

The Kandahar airport in Afghanistan was attacked by Taliban insurgents, triggering several explosions and a major gunbattle between security personnel and the militants.

According to the Express Tribune, a number of suicide attackers entered the airport ground and opened fire, in which several civilians and passengers became trapped.

“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.

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