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Taliban siege in Kabul ends, ultras killed

By The Assam Tribune

KABUL, April 16 � An audacious 18-hour Taliban attack on the Afghan capital was brought to an end this morning after militants holed up in two buildings near Parliament were killed by heavy gunfire by Afghan security forces and air assaults from NATO helicopters, reports PTI.

Security forces have flushed out insurgents from the central diplomatic area and killed the last gunman who was fighting near Parliament in the west of the city, a senior police official said.

The official put the toll in multiple sieges of the parts of the city at at least 32 militants and one police officer. The figure of those wounded was put at 30, including five civilians.

Residents of Kabul woke up to a second day of explosions and the crackle of gunfire today as Afghan forces targetted the two spots where militants were holed up overnight with heavy guns to bring an end to multiple sieges clearly designed to undermine confidence in NATO and Afghan military gains.

After the last of the militants was smoked out, silence fell on the city whose main roads were littered with bullet shells.

�The battle is over in Kabul... All the three places in Kabul were cleared and all the militants were killed,� Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Siddiq Seddiqi told PTI.

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Taliban siege in Kabul ends, ultras killed

KABUL, April 16 � An audacious 18-hour Taliban attack on the Afghan capital was brought to an end this morning after militants holed up in two buildings near Parliament were killed by heavy gunfire by Afghan security forces and air assaults from NATO helicopters, reports PTI.

Security forces have flushed out insurgents from the central diplomatic area and killed the last gunman who was fighting near Parliament in the west of the city, a senior police official said.

The official put the toll in multiple sieges of the parts of the city at at least 32 militants and one police officer. The figure of those wounded was put at 30, including five civilians.

Residents of Kabul woke up to a second day of explosions and the crackle of gunfire today as Afghan forces targetted the two spots where militants were holed up overnight with heavy guns to bring an end to multiple sieges clearly designed to undermine confidence in NATO and Afghan military gains.

After the last of the militants was smoked out, silence fell on the city whose main roads were littered with bullet shells.

�The battle is over in Kabul... All the three places in Kabul were cleared and all the militants were killed,� Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Siddiq Seddiqi told PTI.

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— Dalai Lama(THIS IS STATIC)