A militant attack in a heavily fortified district of Kabul, Afghanistan, ended on Monday, 18 hours after it began.
Shafiullah Afghan — formerly an official with Afghanistan's police force — tells host Lisa Mullins that Afghan forces worked carefully to repel the attack.
He argues that his country's security forces "did a very great job with their quick response, with this great number of insurgents."
"It's not easy to stop people like 'suiciders' who are ready to be killed," Shafiullah Afghan says. "They are in groups. One blows himself up and lets the others into the situation. "
Shafiullah Afghan admits that without NATO help, Afghan forces would have had a difficult time pushing back the insurgents.
NATO Blackhawk helicopters ran seven strafing runs to dislodge the Taliban fighters.