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Kabul guesthouse attack ends; 4 bombers killed

AT-KABUL: A coordinated Taliban attack on a guesthouse, belong to a former government official, in the seventh police district of Kabul city ended with the killing of four suicide bombers by security forces, in which seven policemen were also injured, an official said on Tuesday.

Four Taliban fighters stormed a house in Darul Aman area, near to Russian Embassy, last night.

The first attacker detonated a car full of explosives in front of the guesthouse and three others forced their way to the building, belongs to the ex-governor of Helmand province. No one was living in the house and was empty during the attack.

After 10 hours of fighting, the three remaining militants were killed by Afghan Special Forces.

Civilian suffered no casualties. Seven policemen sustained light injuries who were shifted to a local hospital and were in stable condition.

Security forces were acting carefully to prevent civilian casualties, causing the attack to last for several hours, Kabul police spokesman, Ibadullah Karimi, told Afghanistan Times.

This come in a while that the  National Directorate of Security on Sunday shot dead two suicide bombers in Kabul city, who had planned to attack security forces.

Zabihullah Mujahid, who claims to be the Taliban’s spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack. He claimed that security forces suffered heavy casualties in the attack. However, he had no data to prove his claim.


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