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Insurgent attack on Kabul Airport thwarted after battle with Afghan forces

By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC NewsInsurgents attacked Kabul International Airport early Monday and battled Afghan security forces for four hours, officials said.The assault occurred on the military side of the airport and included large explosions and machine-gun fire.The airport is used by both civilians and the military. On the military side, the NATO command headquarters runs day-to-day o

By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News

Insurgents attacked Kabul International Airport early Monday and battled Afghan security forces for four hours, officials said.

The assault occurred on the military side of the airport and included large explosions and machine-gun fire.

The airport is used by both civilians and the military. On the military side, the NATO command headquarters runs day-to-day operations in the Afghan war. Most foreign combat troops are to be out of the country by the end of 2014, leaving Afghan forces to cope with insurgents. Read complete story.