Seven attackers killed as Afghan forces stave off major terror bid

31 May, 2018, 21:04 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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The area around the Afghan Interior Ministry was rocked by several loud explosions and gunfire on Wednesday, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks in Kabul.

A spokesman for the ministry, Najib Danish, said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the first checkpoint of the ministry building on Wednesday.

Six police officers were killed and eight civilians were wounded, provincial police spokesman Shapoor Ahmadzai said.

Gunmen dressed as USA soldiers set off a auto bomb and then tried to shoot their way into the Afghan Interior Ministry before being killed by government forces Wednesday, security officials said.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, Taliban suicide bombers attacked a police station in the eastern Logar province, killing at least three police.

However, he did not provide further details about the attack.

Nicholson also noted that the Taliban has stepped up their attacks with an announced spring offensive, but violence is still about ten percent under levels seen previous year.

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But the Taliban have always insisted on talking only to the USA, whom they consider the main party to the conflict, in any initial talks.

"The latest violence coincided with a USA government report that found few signs of progress in Afghanistan this year, with fighting spreading and hundreds of casualties from militant attacks". Both groups have also expanded their footprint in the countryside. "The attackers were not able to enter the ministry". All the attackers were killed by security forces after a almost two-hour assault.

Police also said they had found a auto stuffed with explosives and guns at Kabul's worldwide airport near the interior ministry on Wednesday.

He said the attackers set off a suicide auto bomb at the entrance to the station before three suicide bombers tried to enter.

The nomination, which will elevate Gen. Miller to a four-star general, has been made amid a brutal spate of Taliban terrorist attacks and high-profile USA military operations that have bloodied both sides during this year's fighting season.

Mohammad Salim Roodi says the attack took place in Girishk district when the police tried to stop a suspicious vehicle outside the governor's compound. He said the victims included mechanics who had been contracted to fix Afghan army vehicles.

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