Entrance gate of the Presidential palace in Kabul
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Afghan Taliban assault in Kabul secure zone

25 June 2013 Last updated at 13:48 BST

Afghan security forces have put down a militant gun and bomb attack near the presidential palace, in one of the most secure areas of Kabul.

Officials say four insurgents and three security guards died.

The Taliban say they carried out the attack.

Jonathan Beale reports.