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Militants attack Kabul airport; Taliban claims responsibility

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/10/2013

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KABUL — A band of assailants launched an attack against the military side of Kabul International Airport before dawn on Monday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire, officials said.
The attack forced authorities to cancel flights and sent military personnel and residents scurrying for cover in one of the most heavily guarded sectors of the capital.
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Shortly before 9 a.m., Kabul’s police chief, Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi, told reporters that his officers had secured buildings overlooking the airport that the gunmen had used to launch the attack. The policemen said seven of the gunmen were killed.
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"Militants attack Kabul airport; Taliban claims responsibility", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2013. Consulté le 21/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/militants-attack-kabul-airport-taliban-claims-responsibility