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Assault Afghan Forces Fight Off Taliban Ahmad Jamshid / AP Photo

Afghan Forces Fight Off Taliban

After 18 hours of gunfire in Kabul, Afghan-led forces and U.S. helicopters finally defeated a massive, coordinated Taliban assault. Authorities say at least 17 militants were killed in the attacks on embassies, government buildings, and NATO bases that began Sunday afternoon. Like the attack last September by the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, the militants took over half-built buildings and fired on nearby embassies and bases.

April 16, 2012 6:14 AM