A number of explosions and gunfire might be heard in downtown Kabul because the residence of the nation’s protection minister got here underneath assault by suicide bombers. The minister and his household are reportedly protected, however there are casualties.
A automobile bomb went off within the Shirpoor neighborhood of Kabul on Tuesday night, round 8pm native time, reportedly focusing on the residence of Normal Bismillah Khan Mohammadi.
As crowds of Afghans took to the streets to chant “Allahu akbar,” extra explosions might be heard, adopted by gunfire and rockets.
Afghan officers mentioned a minimum of two attackers exchanged hearth with safety forces. There have been additionally studies of follow-up explosions, attributed to suicide bombers detonating their vests contained in the constructing.
No less than six wounded have been admitted to a close-by hospital. The presumed goal of the assault, Mohammadi, was not residence. His household was reportedly safely evacuated from the residence.
Kabul – Gunfire and explosions are nonetheless heard close to the performing protection minister’s home in downtown Kabul the place an preliminary blast was heard round 8pm (native time). pic.twitter.com/lSwO31JDGl
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The US-backed authorities in Kabul is shortly dropping management of Afghanistan to Taliban militants, as Washington continues to withdraw its troops from the nation. The US and NATO withdrawal is anticipated to be accomplished by the tip of August. The Taliban have mentioned they’re drained after a long time of preventing and are dedicated to a political resolution.
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