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Afghanistan: Kabul attacks kill at least seven, over 15 injured

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 10 May 2018

Afghanistan: Kabul attacks kill at least seven, over 15 injured
Kabul, May 10: At least seven people died in the dual attacks in Afghanistan's Kabul city on Wednesday, reports said.

According to the country's Ministry of Public Health, 17 others were injured in the attacks, which took place on Wednesday afternoon, near police headquarters.

 

"First a suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to the gate of PD13 and the second bomber entered inside the compound and he was killed by police after 20 minutes of clashes," Kabul Police Chief Daud Amin said on Thursday.

 

“The attackers had security forces uniform and were equipped with RPG, hand grenade and guns," he added.

 

Police said that at least five suicide bombers targeted a private travel agency, but eventually failed.

 

"The target was Shahir Travel Agency but police rescued all 300 employees of the agency,” Amin said, adding that, “The attackers were killed by police during the clearance operation." 

 

The first and second attacks were later claimed by ISIS and Taliban respectively.


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