Explosions, Gunfire Heard Around Kabul International Airport

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Reuters
Explosions were heard by Reuters witnesses and there were reports of gunfire near Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, early on Monday, and a police spokesman said insurgents had launched an attack.

 A KamAir aircraft is parked near the Kabul International Airport Air Traffic Control tower, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Explosions were heard by Reuters witnesses and there were reports of gunfire near Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, early on Monday, and a police spokesman said insurgents had launched an attack.

The attack on the airport - which is also home to a large NATO-led military base - began shortly before 5 a.m. (0030 GMT), Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said. Explosions could still be heard several minutes after the attack began.