Developing Story: Taliban Launch A Large Scale Attack On Kabul's International Airport

Afghanistan: Gun And Rocket Attack Near Kabul Airport -- BBC

Attackers armed with heavy machine guns and rocket propelled grenades have launched an attack near the airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, police say.

Kabul police told the BBC that the gunmen were attacking the airport from a five-storey building under construction.

It is not yet known if there are any casualties.

A BBC correspondent at the scene says a police rapid reaction force is battling to regain control of the area.

All flights have been cancelled in and out of Kabul international airport, which is home to a large Nato-led military base.

Witnesses reported the sound of explosions and gunfire coming from the airport shortly after dawn on Monday.

No group has so far said it carried out the attack.

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More News On The Taliban Launching A Large Scale Attack On Kabuls' International Airport

Insurgents attack military side of Afghanistan airport, gunfire and explosions heard -- Washington Post/AP
Explosions, gunfire heard around Kabul international airport -- Reuters
Explosions heard from NATO site at Afghan airport -- CBC/AP
Kabul rocked by militant attack on NATO, ISAF headquarters near airport -- The Australian/AFP
Kabul Airport Attacked, Afghans Say -- New York Times
Insurgents Attack Kabul Airport -- Radio Free Europe
Explosions heard in attack on Kabul airport; no word on casualties -- NBC
Suicide bombers strike near Kabul airport -- AL Jazeera
Kabul airport hit by several blasts, gunfire (DEVELOPING) -- RT

Update: 7 insurgents die during attack on Afghanistan airport -- CBC/AP

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