KABUL, Afghanistan -- The top commander for NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan says the Kabul attack has left 27 dead -- including Afghan police, civilians and insurgents.
The 20-hour assault in the heart of the Afghan capital ended on Wednesday morning.
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Allen says of those killed, 11 were Afghan civilians, with more than half of them children. Allen says five Afghan police officers were also killed.
He says that 11 insurgents also died in the battle, seven of them in the clearing operation inside the building where the attackers were holed up near the U.S. embassy. Four other attackers served as suicide bombers.