Militants have engaged in a gunfight with police after setting off at least three explosions in two districts of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:15
At least six people were wounded in the violence, Afghan Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Majroh, said on Wednesday. He added that the casualty toll would likely go up.
Officials said an unknown number of militants launched the apparently coordinated bomb attacks on two police stations at about noon and were still barricaded in occupied buildings near the sites of the bombings.
“At both sites the insurgents took positions in nearby buildings,” he added.
The first blast was near a police station in western Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi district at around midday, said police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai. Minutes later, two back-to-back explosions went off in the central commercial district of Shar-e-Naw.
A senior official at the Indian embassy confirmed that one blast took place outside a travel company’s office and many security guards were injured.
The Takfiri Daesh terror group claimed responsibility for the assault in Dasht-e-Barchi through its propaganda outlet.
Daesh Takfiri terrorists and Taliban militants are active throughout most of the impoverished war-stricken country.