Explosions and gunfire heard near Kabul airport
Suspected militants have launched an attack close to the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security forces say.
Witnesses reported the sound of explosions and gunfire coming from the airport shortly after dawn.
It is not known if there are any casualties.
The airport is home to a large Nato-led military base. One report said the US embassy in Kabul had sounded its “duck and cover” alarm.
The embassy also announced on loudspeakers that the alarm was not a drill, AFP news agency said.
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