Afghan policeman stand guard after a battle with Taliban insurgents who took over a building in Kabul
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Inside building in Kabul where Taliban launched attack

Fighting in the Afghan capital Kabul has ended 18 hours after the Taliban launched attacks across the country, according to local officials.

They say 36 gunmen and eight members of the Afghan security forces were killed.

Afghan Interior Minister Besmillah Mohammadi told reporters that three civilians also died.

The BBC's Bilal Sarwary reports from inside the building where the Taliban launched their attacks.

  • 16 Apr 2012
  • From the section Asia
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