ATTACKS

Kabul Siege Ends After 20 Hours

The Taliban’s attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in Kabul came to an end Wednesday after security forces killed the last gunman. The standoff lasted 20 hours, killing at least 11 civilians, four policemen, and six insurgents. The insurgents holed up in a construction site and began firing rockets at diplomatic sites. Security forces, backed by NATO and U.S. helicopters, then fought floor by floor in the construction site, which had also been booby-trapped.