Taliban attack closes Afghanistan's main airport

Commandos with Afghanistan's intelligence agency arrive after four suicide bombers armed with assault rifles and hand grenades attacked an “office of foreigners” in a southwestern neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, March 28, 2014. A Taliban spokesman said insurgents attacked a “guest house of foreigners and a church of foreigners.” His claim could not be immediately confirmed. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The director of the Kabul airport says the runway has been closed because of possible dangers to planes posed by a Taliban attack on the Afghan election commission's headquarters.

Attackers are firing rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns at the Independent Election Commission's main compound, which is on the southern edge of the airport. No casualties have been reported.

Yaqoub Rassouli says authorities tried to reopen the runway after two hours Saturday but decided the risk was too high and closed it again. He says flights on Emirates Airline and Air India have been diverted.