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Afghan security forces stand guard at the entrance gate of Kandahar Airport where Taliban stormed on late Tuesday, in Kandahar, Afghanistan December 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer

50 Afghan security forces, civilians killed in airport siege

The last of 11 Taliban insurgents who infiltrated Kandahar airport was killed late on Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the attack was launched, the Defense Ministry said, with the death toll among civilians and security forces rising to 50.

The attack on one of the largest air bases in Afghanistan coincided with a regional peace conference in Pakistan where President Ashraf Ghani asked Pakistan to help restart peace talks with the Taliban that were broken off earlier this year.

The ministry said operations against the attackers, who took up position in a part of the complex used for accommodation, had proceeded slowly to limit the number of civilian casualties.

In all, 38 civilians, 10 soldiers and two police officers were killed in the fighting, while 37 security forces and civilians were wounded.

No casualties were reported among the thousands of international military and contractors based at the heavily fortified site.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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Hillary Clinton Said ”We Created The Terrorists, We Funded Them” (VIDEO)

”We Created The Terrorists, We Funded Them” – Hillary Clinton

  Fact – The creation of al-Qaeda and the ”Mujahideen” was created by the CIA In Hillary Clinton’s own words, ”We had this brilliant Idea that we were going to come to Pakistan and create a force of  ”Mujahideen’ and … read more

Pakistan in mourning as parents bury children after school attack

Mourners and relatives of Pakistani teacher, Saeed Khan, a victim of a Taliban attack in a school, pray around his body, during his funeral procession in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the … read more

Pakistan : At least 125 killed in Taliban school attack in Peshawar

Hospital staff transport a student injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan,Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in the northwestern Pakistani city, killing and wounding dozens, officials said, in the latest militant violence to hit the already troubled region. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

A Taliban attack on an army-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday left at least 125 dead and many others wounded, Agence France Presse reported, quoting a Pakistani officials. Earlier, the health minister for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the restive northwestern province where … read more

Pakistan kills Qaeda leader wanted in US for planning NY subway attack

Attorney General John Ashcroft had said that Adnan El Shukrijumah, seen in this undated combo photo, "could be a future facilitator of terrorist attacks for al Qaeda" and that he was "involved in terrorist planning with senior al Qaeda leaders overseas and has scouted sites across America that might be vulnerable to terrorist attack." HO/FBI MMR/REUTERS

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Al-Qaeda Establishes New Branch Qaedat al-Jihad in India

 Al-Qaida has expanded into India, the leader of the terror group said in a video released Thursday, vowing that its militants would bring Islamic law to the entire subcontinent and “wage jihad against its enemies.” At least three Indian … read more

Nonpartisan Agency Report: Bergdahl Swap was Definitely ILLEGAL

Many Americans were outraged when, after over a decade of fighting terrorism, the Obama Administration swapped five highly-dangerous terrorists for one American deserter who, according to numerous reports, was believed to have either deserted his post or defected. Nonpartisan Agency … read more

General Harold J. Greene killed in Afghan attack was engineer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold J. Greene, the two-star Army general who on Tuesday became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in either of America’s post-9/11 wars, was an engineer who rose through the ranks as an expert in … read more

Gunmen carried out a rocket attack on Kabul Airport

Afghan security forces take cover during clashes with Taliban fighters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Gunmen launched a pre-dawn attack on the Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday, raining down rockets, setting off a gunbattle with security forces and forcing the airport to close for hours, officials said. The militants occupied two buildings which were under construction some 700 meters (yards) north of the facility, and were using them as a base to direct rockets and gunfire toward the airport and international jet fighters flying over Kabul, said Afghan army Gen. Afzal Aman. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen carried out a pre-dawn rocket attack on Kabul International Airport on Thursday, temporarily shutting down the facility and setting off a gunbattle with security forces in which four attackers were killed, officials said. The militants … read more