Attack on Afghan government building; 32 killed, over 20 injured

At least 32 people were killed, and more than 25 were wounded after a deadly explosion and ensuing gun firing rocked a government office near a diplomatic district in Afghan capital on Monday

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 25 Dec 2018 5:15 AM GMT

Attack on Afghan government building; 32 killed, over 20 injured
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Kabul: At least 32 people were killed, and more than 25 were wounded after a deadly explosion and ensuing gun firing rocked a government office near a diplomatic district in Afghan capital on Monday

According to spokesman of Ministry of Interior Affairs, 28 civilians, one police officer and three attackers were killed.

The latest information found that 357 people were rescued by the Afghan Special Operations Forces from the targeted building.

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The attack occurred on Monday afternoon when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside the targeted office, which provides service to family members of soldiers and ordinary people who lost their lives during the war or terrorist attacks.

At least two gunmen made their way inside the building after the blast, spreading bullets on the people inside before security forces' arrival.

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The attack occurred in Makroyan-e-Awal locality near Shash Darak, where several foreign embassies located.

The area also gives home to several apartment buildings and several government offices, including Afghan Ministry of Public Works.

It is to be mentioned that no group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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