A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an office of Afghanistan’s main national security agency in Kabul on 19th April 2016, Tuesday. There is at least 28 people were killed and more than 300 people were injured after an explosion rocked Kabul. The Ministry of Public Health, meanwhile, put the number of wounded at 327. The explosion rocked on Tuesday morning.
President Ashraf Ghani said that, “We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Puli Mahmood Khan neighbourhood of Kabul, as a result of which many of our countrymen were martyred and wounded.”
A Taliban spokesman said the group carried out the attack, a week after it said it was launching its “spring offensive”. It had warned of “large-scale attacks”.
The interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said, “The first blast was carried out by a suicide bomber in a car and possibly one or two bombers are still resisting. The scene of the attack has been completely cordoned off by Afghan security forces.”
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed their fighters had managed to enter the office of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the main Afghan spy agency. Afghan officials did not confirm that claim. But intense gun battles could be heard near the National Directorate of Security (NDS) compound.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a separate statement that attackers were engaged in a gunbattle with Afghan security forces inside the building.
Between January and March, 161 children were killed and 449 others injured, the UN’s mission in Afghanistan said in a new report.
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