Taliban launches attack on Kabul airport
July 17 , 2014
Militants used rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons to target the International Airport in Kabul. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Militants reportedly took control of a building close to the airport. According to some reports they entered the building after using a car bomb.
However, in a statement, Afghan officials said all militants had been killed and the situation was brought under control.
Flights had to be diverted to other cities in Afghanistan.