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Attacks in Afghan capital have subsided, say officials | guardian.co.uk

Heavy street fighting between militants and security forces in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, has ended after 18 hours of intense gunfire, rocket attacks and explosions, police and government officials said.

Battles that broke out at midday on Sunday gripped the capital’s central districts through the night, with explosions and gunfire lighting up alleys and surrounding streets.

“The latest information we have about the Afghan parliament area is that the attack is over now and the only insurgent who was resisting has been killed,” said the Kabul police chief’s spokesman, Hashmatullah Stanikzai.

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