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Taliban militants attack airport in Kandahar, 9 dead

  • Taliban militants attacked an airport complex in Kandahar city in Afghanistan. At least nine people were killed in the attack. Media reports quoted Samim Khapalwak, a spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province, saying that many suicide bombers penetrated the airport base’s security. The militants barricaded themselves in an old school building and exchanged gunfire with the Afghan soldiers. Afghan officials said 15 people were wounded in the attack, most of whom were apparently civilian shop owners.