Three suicide bombings rock Kabul, at least 6 injured; gunfight underway

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New Delhi | Updated: May 9, 2018 5:07:43 PM

Kabul police spokesperson Hasmatullah Stanikzai said the police officials have cordoned-off the area and an operation is underway. TOLOnews said that another explosion was reported in Qala-e-Fatullah area in PD10 of the Kabul city.

Kabul, Kabul City blast, Afghanistan, Kabul mutiple blastsAfghan security personnel inspect at the site of suicide attack’s in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday. (Source: AP)

Three suicide bombers today struck two police stations in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul, leaving at least six people injured. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said that the first suicide bomber struck a station in the western part of the city. The two suicide bombers struck at the entrance of a police station in the city center, The Associated Press reported. The Minister added that an operation is underway to sanitise the area.

All the explosions happened in a span of 20 minutes, media reports said. Kabul police spokesperson Hasmatullah Stanikzai said the police officials have cordoned-off the area and an operation is underway.

Asam, the head of the Kabul ambulance service, said that six people have been admitted to different hospitals. The toll was expected to rise.

Last evening, two civilians were killed and 19 others were injured in an attack claimed by Taliban in Nangarhar. Earlier on Sunday, at least 15 people were killed and 33 were injured after an explosion ripped through a mosque in Khost city. Last week, twin suicide bombings claimed by ISIS had killed 25 people including nine journalists in Kabul.

According to the United Nations figure, more than 3,400 civilians have been killed and over 7,000 have been injured in conflict-related incidents in the war-torn nation in 2017.

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