Kabul battle fatal to 3 officers, 5 foes

Posted: January 22, 2013 at 4:33 a.m.

Afghans watch from a damaged building across from Kabul traffic police headquarters building Monday that was attacked by militants in Kabul.

In the second brazen attack on the capital in less than a week, five Taliban suicide bombers stormed the traffic police headquarters early Monday, setting off a fierce nine-hour gun battle that raged into the afternoon and claimed the lives of at least three traffic officers.

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Front Section, Pages 5 on 01/22/2013