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Four killed in attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Four people, including two bombers of the so-called Daesh group, were killed after the terrorists on Monday morning attacked Iraqi embassy in Kabul in which at least three policemen were also injured after hours of clashes.

Interior Ministry, who first said four attackers were involved, in the evening changed its previous version and said there were only two attackers and both of them were killed by the security forces. And the two remaining killed persons- a man and a woman- were employees of the embassy.

In first the attackers shot injured the guard of the embassy and by tossing a hand grenade paved the way to enter to the embassy building where the two were shot dead after nearly five hours of gun clash by the Afghan Special Forces.

Two of these elite troops were also “slightly” injured Kabul Police Spokesman Basir Mujahid told Afghanistan Times.

All embassy staff, including the ambassador and his deputy, were rescued by the Afghan security forces in first minutes of the attack that began at 11:10am.

Iraqi embassy located in Shahr-e-Naw area of Kabul in a residential neighborhood, nearly two km from Kabul city’s green zone, where most of the foreign entities and diplomatic missions have their offices and heavily being guarded by the security forces.

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