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Bombers among 7 assailants killed in Kabul attacks

Bombers among 7 assailants killed in Kabul attacks

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May 09, 2018 - 18:32

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The attack on the 13th district police station of Kabul came to an end after two assailants were gunned down while two of five fighters who assaulted the 10th district police station were still resisting from a building.

Two suicide attackers targeted the 13th district police station in Dasht-i-Barchi area of Kabul around 11:30am and the assault lasted for half an hour. The attack was claimed by Daesh or Islamic State (IS).

Five other assailants stormed the 10th district police station in Shahr-i-Naw area located close to a private company Shaheer that works for processing Indian visas applications for Afghans.

The Talibaninfo-icon militants claimed responsibility for the attack in Shar-i-Naw.

Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak, talking to a press conference here, said that Afghan forces were trying to eliminate the remaining two fighters in Shahr-i-Naw.

He did not provide information about casualties to the Afghan forces and civilians in the attack, saying no civilian casualties had been reported in the incident so far.

About the attack on police station in Dasht-i-Barchi, he said two suicide bombers were involved in the attack and both of them were gunned down.

A police official earlier had said that three assailants were involved in Dasht-i-Barchi attack and two of them were killed while one was missing.

Barmak said that two policemen were also killed and two others injured in the attack.

To a question how the attackers were able to enter Kabul, he said the assailants used subways for entering the capital and then transferred via black tinted and unregistered vehicles to their places.
He stressed today’s attacks in Kabul would be seriously investigated.

“The enemy has changed its tactics this year and that is the reason the level of threats has increased”, he said, adding that many countries supported the insurgent groups in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

“We are in a war like situation and are under aggression from interventionist countries,” he said.

Militant attacks have increased in Afghanistan with the announcement of Taliban’s Khandaq operation.

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