Kabul: An all-night siege in an upscale neighbourhood in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban militants. No civilian or security casualty has been reported.
Afghanistan’s Deputy Interior Minister said weapons have been seized, including a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, three automatic rifles and a hand grenade. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in tweets on a recognised Twitter account.
The siege began late Tuesday, with heavy explosions accompanying sporadic automatic rifle fire, and was focused on the Rabbani Guesthouse, which is favoured by foreigners as the area is in the heart of the diplomatic district and close to the airport.