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Monday
Jan212013

Suicide Attack in Afghanistan's Capital Ends After Eight Hours

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- An attack on the headquarters of the Kabul traffic police department in Afghanistan that left three cops dead and four others injured has ended after an eight-hour battle between Taliban suicide bombers and police.

The attackers stormed the four-story-high building early Monday morning, with one blowing up his vest at the building's entrance, opening the way for the other attackers.  A gun battle ensued, lasting until late afternoon.

Kabul's police chief, Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi, told ABC News that police killed the last two suicide bombers before they could detonate their vests.  Five were killed in all.

He said police forces deliberately took their time in killing the attackers because they were close to rooms with important government documents.

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