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Government: Kabul Attack Over, Assailants Killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A 20-hour insurgent assault in Kabul has ended, with all the attackers dead.

Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons on the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other buildings in the heart of the city.

Four police officers and three Afghan civilians were killed in the coordinated daylight attack, which sent foreigners dashing for cover. No NATO or U.S. Embassy employees were hurt.
The fighting ended early today, with a final volley of helicopter gunfire as Afghan police ferreted out and killed the last few assailants holed up in a building.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Kabul's deputy police chief says an affiliated organization called the Haqqani network, may have carried out the assault.

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