Tamil Diplomat

At least 50 killed in siege at Afghan airport

Eleven attackers breached the high-security complex, which also houses a joint NATO-Afghan base, on Tuesday, taking families hostage and triggering fire fights with soldiers.

The raid, which saw militants blowing themselves up among civilians before Afghan troops secured the area, is seen as the most serious attack on the complex, the largest military installation in the south of the country, in 14 years of war.