Kabul attack

They’ve been minimizing this on the cable news channel, but I was following this on Twitter all day yesterday and I think it’s a much bigger deal than anyone’s admitting. This is supposed to be one of the most secure areas for Americans, but Taliban suicide bombers reportedly got into the compound wearing Afghan border guard uniforms. Well, who knows? It’s not as if anyone’s going to tell us:

Taliban insurgents stormed the Kabul international airport that houses a NATO headquarters, setting off multiple explosions. Afghan forces reported the seven heavily-armed insurgents had been killed following a fierce gun battle.

Afghan officials announced that the insurgents had been neutralized a few hours after the siege began at around 4:30am local time (24:30 GMT) on Monday.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in an explosives-laden van, and five others took up positions in a building under construction next to the international airport, Interior Ministry spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said. The remaining insurgents then engaged in a fierce gun battle for several hours before being killed by security forces.

The area was quickly sealed off by security forces, and helicopters patrolled the area. Local residents said they heard at least a dozen explosions coming from the military section of the airport. They described hearing rocket-propelled grenade blasts along with automatic weapons fire, AP reported.