Afghanistan

Taliban Militants Launch Attacks in Kabul

Set off bombs, fight security forces

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Taliban militants have attacked the heart of the Afghan capital, setting off explosions and battling security forces.

At least four blasts shook a busy area of Kabul Friday, in the second major attack in the city in a little more than a week.

Shooting erupted in the area as militants and security forces engaged in a fierce gunbattle. Afghan officials say two of the attackers were killed.