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Taliban attack on Kabul police HQ kills three officers


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Afghan security forces run on the roof of the Kabul traffic police headquarters as it is attacked by insurgents in Kabul, Jan 21, 2013. — Photo by AP

KABUL: A Taliban raid of the Kabul traffic police headquarters is over and three police officers and at least five insurgents have been killed in the hours-long fighting, police said. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said the battle ended more than nine hours after it began early Monday with a car bomb attack against the front gate of the building.

He said four traffic policemen had also been wounded in the fighting.

Mohammad Ayub Salangi said another 10 people were wounded.

He said two Taliban suicide bombers were killed at the gate, another blew himself up inside the building and another two were killed by security forces before they managed to detonate their vests.

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Ihtesham Kayani Jan 21, 2013 05:30am
When is US withdrawing after "securing" Afghanistan? Even Kabul is not safe let alone entire Afghanistan. US policies have badly failed in the war torn country and occupation forces are desperately looking back to their headquarters to call them home.
sajid Jan 21, 2013 08:59am
taliban are invincible
Cyrus Howell Jan 21, 2013 07:17pm
We can all see the Afghan Army and police can handle the Taliban when NATO leaves.
Lamar Jan 21, 2013 05:23am
the target is Kabul traffic department, the traffice poice has in recent time started an operation while arresting those driving with no driving liscence, most probably is affecting the movement of Taliban as well, so they targetd the traffic police
Abbas Jan 21, 2013 09:48am
USA is silly .....they think f the NATO leaves Afghanistan will fall lol afghan are a nation more old than all the countries of NATO .......they should leave the afghans on there own just help them in rebuilding without the boots on the ground ......they will be ok . Slow and steady they will get there .......American think the afghans will start listening to Bruce Springsteen in two days
Abbas Jan 21, 2013 09:44am
Talibans are like the last samurais ......a die heart fighting breed . But I am sick and tired of this war in Afghanistan and in Pakistan .........thanks to Americans so many Muslims are dead for nothing. Why don't we gave peace a chance for once.