Kabul siege over, says Afghan govt

The two-day Taliban attack on the US embassy, Nato headquarters and other buildings in the heart of Kabul has ended and all the militants have been killed, the Afghan government said today.

The two-day Taliban attack on the US embassy, Nato headquarters and other buildings in the heart of Kabul has ended and all the militants have been killed, the Afghan government said today.

The Interior Ministry said the area around the building where attackers had been hiding was now safe.

The head of the police unit overseeing the operation says that the last six attackers were killed inside the building at a major traffic circle in the Afghan capital.

Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada said there were no remaining insurgents alive in the structure.

He said Afghan security forces were now on the roof of the building after a slow clearing operation that lasted into the early morning.

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