Explosions at police station in major city spark fears of multiple casualties

Explosions at police station in major city spark fears of multiple casualties

Second explosion happened in Shahr-e-Naw area, in Kabul's PD10 area, reports said.

The country's premier spy agency National Directorate of Security (NDS), has blamed Pakistan-based Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Taiba militant organizations for orchestrating the attacks.

Despite repeated pledges by the government to tighten security, hundreds of people have been killed and injured in attacks in the city since the beginning of the year.

A foreign soldier takes position during an attack and gun fire in Kabul, Afghanistan May 9, 2018. Clashes between security forces and militants are continuing in Police District 10 and the Taliban group has reportedly claimed responsibility.

Suicide bombers attacked two police stations in Afghanistan's capital, and then battled security forces from buildings they occupied in the latest spate of violence.

The Islamic State outfit claimed responsibility for the attack in Police District 13 while the Taliban reportedly claimed responsibility for the other attack, Xinhua said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish says the first suicide bomber struck a station in the western part of the city on Wednesday.

Suicide bombers and gunmen on Wednesday launched an apparent coordinated attack on two police stations in Kabul.

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Majroh said four people were killed and nine wounded in that attack.

Yet outside the capital, the Taliban continued to advance on rural district centres and capture local administrative centres.

Their Operation Al Khandaq will target USA forces and "their intelligence agents" as well as their "internal supporters", a Taliban statement said on April 25.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, the Taliban superior on a district compound, officers mentioned Wednesday, with one reporting the seize of the northern district by the insurgents and one other saying heavy preventing was nonetheless underway.

Kabul has always been one of the deadliest places in Afghanistan for civilians.

On May 6, at least 14 people were killed and 33 others injured after an explosion at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan.

The Taliban and Daesh have made clear their intentions to disrupt the parliamentary and district council elections scheduled for October 20.

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