– TALIBAN RAID ON KANDAHAR AIRPORT LEAVED 46 DEADS
At least 46 security personnel, Taliban fighters and civilians have been killed in clashes in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials said on Wednesday 12/09/2015. Several people were also taken hostage in the Taliban assault on Kandahar airport, which began on Tuesday.
The airport compound houses Afghan military and civilian sections as well as a NATO base. The Kandahar airbase already came under attack in 08/2010 .
Officials said the attackers had managed to breach the first gate of the complex. All flights have been cancelled.The Taliban said it carried out the attack at the heavily fortified site.
Kandahar airport director Ahmadullah Faizi told AFP news agency that some passengers waiting to board a commercial flight to India had been trapped inside the airport’s civilian terminal, at some distance from the fighting, during the attack.
In recent months, especially after the battle of Kunduz, in late 09/2015, the Taliban is gaining ground and influence in Afghanistan and the pro-regime forces are in a mode of defence . No doubt – Afghanistan is again a safe haven for terror and the backyard of neighbor Pakistan.
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