At least one dead, 35 wounded in Kabul attacks

Afghan Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attacks

Reuters March 01, 2017
Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan March 1, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

KABUL: At least one person was killed and 35 wounded on Wednesday in Taliban attacks on different parts of the Afghan capital of Kabul, the ministry of public health said.

A ministry spokesperson said one person was killed in an attack on an office of the main intelligence agency on the city's eastern outskirts, while at least 35 people were wounded in a separate attack on a police office in the west of Kabul.

Earlier, Afghan Taliban militants claimed they attacked police, military and intelligence targets in Kabul.

Smoke rises from the site of a blast and gunfire between Taliban and Afghan forces in PD 6 in Kabul, Afghanistan March 1, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

A gunbattle broke out between security forces and an unknown number of gunmen immediately after a resounding explosion in the western part of Kabul, a police official said.

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Fighting was concentrated near a district police headquarters located not far from a military training school, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media. The explosion was large enough to be heard on the other side of the city.

Last month, a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people outside the Supreme Court in Kabul. Militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack.

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