2nd August, 2012, Kabul: on Thursday, security forces of Afghanistan have killed around 8 insurgents in a fight in Kabul early morning. The Afghan force has also told that they have thwarted a Taliban attack. The gun battle continued for around seven hour.
Soldiers of NDS (National Directorate of Security), the Afghan intelligence agency launched the attack in the dark. They got into a building just an hour after midnight in the Pul-e-Charkhi district. The insurgents were using this place as their base camp.
According to reports, a spokesperson from the National Directorate of Security told that they have killed 8 of the insurgents and also impounded explosives. The insurgents aimed to get into a building in the city and launch attack on government offices and security forces. On the other hand, Taliban issued a statement saying that the operation was against their fighters.
In recent past, the Taliban and the Afghan security forces have confronted each other in a number of occasions. On 15th April, the Taliban insurgents launched a huge attack in Kabul and invaded a construction site. On 22nd June, the militants had a 4 – day long fight with Afghan security forces on a lakeside hotel near Kabul.