Afghan Troops Repel Assault on Airport

By: NBC
By: NBC
Afghan soldiers killed 7 militants attacking the Kabul airport.

An Afghan policeman investigates the site after Taliban fighters attacked near Kabul airport, Afghanistan, Monday, June, 10, 2013. Seven heavily armed Taliban fighters launched a pre-dawn attack near Afghanistan�s main airport Monday, apparently targeting NATO�s airport headquarters with rocket-propelled grenades, assault rifles and at least one large bomb. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - The Afghan government says the Taliban attack near the country's main airport is over, and the militants who launched it are dead. Afghan officials say seven heavily armed militants seemed to be targeting NATO headquarters near Kabul's international airport. Government forces say they killed all the militants, and did not need help from NATO troops. But, an Associated Press photographer shows at least one Norwegian soldier helping with the fight. No damage was reported to the airport or NATO facilities. The airport is reported to be operating normally. This is the third Taliban attack this month on a high-profile target in Kabul. Analysts say the militants are trying to shake public confidence in the Afghan troops trained by NATO.


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