Dozens killed by fighting in Kandahar
kandahar - The official death toll from the attack of the Taliban at the airport in the Afghan city of Kandahar to 61. This is according to the Ministry of Defence for 38 people, ten soldiers, two policemen and eleven attackers. Also, dozens of injuries.
The fighting would have lasted for over 27 hours and were reportedly mainly in a residential area for Afghan soldiers. At the airport are also foreign soldiers stationed but they were not involved in combat.Afghanistan's TOLOnews reported earlier that fourteen insurgents were slain. According to the news the fighters wore army uniforms stormed and they included houses and a school. The fight would have lasted long because the security forces wanted to avoid civilian casualties.