Insurgents battle with Afghan Security Forces on the streets of Kabul May, 2013

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24 May 2013 11:30

Raw footage and photos from a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul. Afghan forces fought for six hours with insurgents after they assaulted and besieged a building in the centre of Kabul. The insurgent attack was preceded by a very large explosion, believed to be a car bomb, and more intense gunfire. The firefight raged into the night with multiple explosions believed to be rocket propelled grenades fired by both Afghan security forces and insurgents.

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The Siege Of Kabul - Afghan Forces vs...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

Raw footage from a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul.
Afghan forces fought for 6 hours with up to 8 insurgents after they assaulted and besieged a building in the centre of Kabul.
The insurgent attack was preceded by a very large explosion, believed to be a car bomb, and gunfire.

The battle raged into the night with multiple explosions believed to be rocket propelled grenades fired by both sides.

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The Battle for Kabul
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

An Afghan Security Forces soldier holds the line between clashes and journalists in Kabul. Taliban members and Afghan forces fought a six hour gun battle in the city center. Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.

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Kabul Police Chief Faces Press At Att...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

Kabul Police Chief Mohammed Ayub Salingi faces press at the site of a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.

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Afghan Security Force Soldier With RPG
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
24 May 2013

An Afghan Security Forces officer stands ready with a rocket grenade at the site of a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.

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Wounded Afghan Police Officer Carried...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

An Afghan police officer is carried away from the site of a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.

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Wounded Afghan Police Officer Carried...
Kabul, Afghanistan
By johnjournalist
25 May 2013

An Afghan police officer is carried away from the site of a major battle with the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan. May 2013.