At Least Seven Killed In Attacks On Police Stations In Kabul

Multiple blasts in Kabul, casualty feared

The Taliban and an IS affiliate have carried out a series of massive attacks in Kabul in recent months.

Following this blast, two more explosions occurred in Shahr-e-Naw area, in downtown Kabul, reported Afghan's TOLO News, citing spokesperson for the country's Interior Ministry Nabjib Danish as saying.

Zabihullah Mujahed, Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack on Police Station 10 in a tweet.

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 eight suicide bombers involved in the two attacks struck two police stations in Kabul.

Ariana TV footage showed a thick plume of black smoke rising into the sky while a photo posted on Twitter purportedly of the west Kabul police station showed a building on fire. He said another four other civilians were killed and 15 wounded in a gunbattle in the same district, in which two insurgents were killed and seven wounded.

ISIS claimed responsibility for those attacks.

He says another two suicide bombers struck at the entrance of a police station in the city center.

Minutes later, two back-to-back explosions went off in Shar-e Naw, the city's main business district, near the office of a travel agency that processes visa applications for India.


According to the minister, at least two other attackers fired on security forces from a nearby building. The Indian embassy and some of its consulates in Afghanistan have previously been targeted by the Taliban. "Had the police not stopped the attackers they would have caused a disaster", Barmak said. "Right after that, they killed another person in the area and then one of the attackers entered in the building and detonated his explosives".

Twin suicide bombings in Kabul on April 30 claimed by IS militants killed at least 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack.

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

Those attacks were claimed by Daesh.

The Taliban claimed the second attack in a statement sent to media.

Violence in Afghanistan has surged since the Taliban launched its annual spring offensive, dubbed as "Al Khandaq", two weeks ago.

The Taliban and Daesh have made clear their intentions to disrupt the parliamentary and district council elections scheduled for October 20. Just hours after the attacks, the Pakistani foreign ministry strongly condemned what it called "the senseless and heinous terrorist attacks in Kabul".

But he acknowledged that preventing attacks would be challenging in the sprawling city that is poorly mapped and extremely porous.

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