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Taleban launch summer offensive, Kabul airport attacked

Published on May 12, 2014 7:05 PM
 
Afghan police officials inspect the site of a bomb blast that targeted an Afghan police check post, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on May 12, 2014. Taleban militants launched a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Monday, the first day of their declared summer offensive, targeting the international airport and the United States' biggest military base near Kabul. -- PHOTO: EPA

KABUL (REUTERS) - Taleban militants launched a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Monday, the first day of their declared summer offensive, targeting the international airport and the United States' biggest military base near Kabul.

The Islamist Taleban have vowed to target Afghan and foreign forces, as well as the political process as the country prepares for a second round run-off in the presidential election.

Two rockets landed just outside the heavily guarded airport, but no one was hurt, the interior ministry said. The US-led coalition reported four rockets hit the US-run Bagram Airbase near capital.

No one was killed. Insurgents also stormed a government building in the eastern province of Nangahar, killing two policemen and two government workers, said Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, the provincial police chief. The three attackers were killed, he added.

 
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