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Series of blasts in Kabul: Twitter updates minute-by-minute graphic details, see inside

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 May 2018, 15:03 IST
A suicide bomber allegedly on the run blew himself on a main road’s footpath in west Kabul

Loud explosions rocked Afghanistan's capital, Kabul today. From a couple of months, Taliban and an ISIL affiliate have carried out a series of massive attacks.

The explosion was confirmed by Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai confirmed, he said, " A gun battle was under way there."

He also added that explosion happened close to different police station.  Immediately there's no information about the casualties but other officials said several people were killed in the attacks.

 

Afghanistan government and security forces have been usually targeted by Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq.

Last week there was twin suicide attack which killed at least 25 people, including 10 journalists.

This year there was an attack on a voter registration centre, killing eight soldiers.

The first attack happened outside a police station in the west of the city, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside.

The second attack happened in front of police precinct 10 in Shar-e-Naw in central Kabul. 

General John Nicholson, who leads US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said, "Previously protecting Kabul was a priority for foreign troops. But preventing attacks would be challenging in the sprawling city that is poorly mapped and extremely porous."

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First published: 9 May 2018, 14:53 IST
 
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