At Least Seven Killed In Attacks On Police Stations In Kabul

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Another explosion was heard in the late afternoon.

Inside Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak mentioned a complete of eight suicide bombers took half within the assaults, one in every of which was claimed by the Islamic State group and the opposite by the Taliban.

The country's premier spy agency National Directorate of Security (NDS), has blamed Pakistan-based Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Taiba militant organizations for orchestrating the attacks. The Afghan Ministry of Public Health confirmed the killing of at least four people, and said another nine were wounded.

The health ministry said seven people were killed and 17 wounded. Two other districts were seized by the militants in the past fortnight and several more have been threatened, according to The Long War Journal, which closely tracks the security situation in Afghanistan.

"There was a huge explosion, and that panicked everyone", said witness Khushal Khan, who was in the Shar-e Naw area of Kabul when the attacks happened.

Zabihullah Mujahed, Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack on Police Station 10 in a tweet. But Afghan security forces quickly challenged them and forced them to take refuge in a nearby building before killing all of the militants in a shootout that lasted about eight hours.

Kabul police chief Gen. Daud Amin says another two policemen were wounded in the attack.

The first attack occurred at around 11:30am Kabul time in which two suicide bombers stormed the PD13 Police Headquarters' building in Dasht-e-Barchi area, in the west of Kabul, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish.

"A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance of the street and a vehicle dropped four other attackers nearby", Barmak explained.

The second attack unfolded in the Shar-e Naw business district near the office of a travel agency that processes visa applications for India. Twin suicide bombings claimed by IS final week killed a minimum of 25 folks, together with 9 journalists who had rushed to the scene of the primary assault.

Each the Taliban and IS incessantly goal Afghanistan's Western-backed authorities and safety forces.

The Taliban recently launched their annual spring offensive, in an apparent rejection of a peace talks overture by the Afghan government.

A suicide bomber targeting a blood drive for victims of recent attacks blew himself up in a city park on Monday after being spotted by police, causing no other casualties.

Their Operation Al Khandaq will target United States forces and "their intelligence agents" as well as their "internal supporters", a Taliban statement said on April 25.

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

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