Hours-long battle ends in Kabul; two militants killed

An hours-long battle in the Afghan capital involving insurgent rocket attacks and military airstrikes ended today with the death of two militants.

The assault came as President Ashraf Ghani was making a speech marking the first day of the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday, days after he offered the Taliban a conditional three-month ceasefire.

It was not clear who carried out the attack. General Murad Ali Murad, commander of Kabul’s garrison, told a press conference that two attackers were involved.

He said, the attackers were killed and at least six civilians or security force members were injured.
Police said the attackers used rockets, several of which landed in at least two areas of Kabul.

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