• publish: 6 September 2016
  • time: 11:30 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4389
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Hours-long attack in Kabul ends after 3 attackers were killed

An hours-long militant attack on a Kabul charity ended today after all three assailants were gunned down by Afghan forces, the interior ministry said.

“Forty-two people including 10 foreigners were rescued,” ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said on Twitter, confirming at least one fatality in the attack.

Earlier, security forces sealed off the centre of Kabul on Tuesday as they battled gunmen who barricaded themselves inside the offices of an international aid group after a car bomb attack on Monday night.

24 people were killed and 91 wounded in Monday’s attack, when twin blasts in quick succession tore through an afternoon crowd in a bustling area of the city close to the Defence Ministry.

The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for that attack, in which a suicide bomber caught security forces personnel and civilians who rushed to help victims of the first explosion.

 

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