According to the reporters, not less than 46 people had lost their lives and several others had been taken as hostage on Wednesday in a Taliban siege on an Afghanistan airport that houses NATO facilities.
Taliban insurgents carried out attack on the heavily fortified Kandahar Air Field in the southern Afghanistan city on Tuesday evening, but by night, the violence had been largely contained, as said by a senior defense official.
The incident site contains a civilian airport and a large military base that is a house to thousands of NATO troops, civilian contractors and Afghan military forces.
According to Dawood Shah Wafadar, commander of the 205 Atal army corps in southern Afghanistan, “The operation is going very slowly as the Taliban have taken six people hostage including two women and two children, so we have to act cautiously.”
Wafadar also added that at least nine Taliban members had been put to death out of a 14 member assault force. As per the Afghanistan`s defense ministry, not less than 37 civilians and members of the security forces had also lost their lives in the attacks, as reported by BBC.