Loud explosions heard in Afghan capital

Loud explosions heard in Afghan capital

Loud explosions heard in Afghan capital

Wednesday, may 9, at least three suicide bombers attacked two police stations in Kabul: at least two policemen were killed and six more were wounded. Following this blast, gunmen exchanged fire with security personnel at other places, which looked like a well-coordinated attack.

But despite repeated government pledges to tighten security, hundreds of people have been killed and wounded in attacks in the city since the beginning of the year and authorities have appeared powerless to stop the bloodshed. No organisation has claimed the responsibility of the blasts.

Amin said a separate attack in central Kabul, in which a suicide bomber struck at the entrance to a police station, set off fighting that was still underway.

Suicide bombers struck two police stations in the Afghan capital, killing at least two police and wounding several other people.

After an easing of violence in Kabul in February and March, Taliban and IS militants have stepped up attacks in the city in recent weeks. But Afghanistan's intelligence agency blamed the Taliban's Haqqani Network and Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba for both incidents. But the agency provided no immediate evidence.

Pakistan condemned the attacks as "blatant terrorism targeting innocent civilians" in a statement from the country's foreign affairs ministry.

Witnesses and Afghan officials expected the overall causality figures from Wednesday's attacks to increase. Whereas, another explosion happened in Qala-e-Fatullah area.

The Taliban claimed the second attack in a statement sent to media.

Earlier this month, an explosion at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 14 people and injured dozens more.

The officials also said their troops had killed 800 Taliban insurgents since late April.

At the same time, fighting has picked up across Afghanistan, following the start of the Taliban's annual spring offensive on April 25, with the insurgents seizing a district centre in the northern province of Baghlan on Tuesday.

Twin suicide bombings claimed by ISIL last week killed at least 25 people, including 10 journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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