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Calm returns to Kabul after 18-hour gunbattle

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Afghan special forces are seen on top of a building which had been occupied by militants, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 16, 2012.

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Afghan policemen and officials stand next to the wreckage of a car used in a suicide attack in front of a building from which insurgents launched an attack, in Kabul on April 16, 2012.

The Associated Press reports — A brazen 18-hour Taliban attack on the Afghan capital ended early Monday when insurgents who had holed up overnight in two buildings were overcome by heavy gunfire from Afghan-led forces and pre-dawn air assaults from U.S.-led coalition helicopters. Read more.