53 dead after day-long gun battle in Afghanistan
Updated: Wednesday, April 3 2013, 07:12 PM EDT
AFGHANISTAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A day-long gun battle has left 53 dead in Western Afghanistan.
Fighting broke out after suicide bombers dressed as afghan soldiers stormed a courthouse early Wednesday morning.
The attack was a failed attempt to free more than a dozen Taliban prisoners who were on trial.
Those killed include 34 civilians, 10 security forces, and 9 attackers.