World Asia 31 Jul 2017 Car bombing outside ...

Car bombing outside Iraq embassy in Kabul, no casualties: Afghan police

AP
Published Jul 31, 2017, 1:22 pm IST
Updated Jul 31, 2017, 1:23 pm IST
No one has taken responsibility for the attack, though the Taliban and an ISIS affiliate have carried out such attacks in Kabul.
Two police officials say the car bomb exploded outside the embassy, followed by an attempt by gunmen to enter the building, which is located in the centre of the Afghan capital. (Photo: Representational/AP)
 Two police officials say the car bomb exploded outside the embassy, followed by an attempt by gunmen to enter the building, which is located in the centre of the Afghan capital. (Photo: Representational/AP)

Kabul: Afghan police say a car bombing has targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul, followed by gunfire, and that the attack is still underway.

There were no immediate reports of casualties. Two police officials say the car bomb exploded outside the embassy, followed by an attempt by gunmen to enter the building, which is located in the centre of the Afghan capital.

 

The firefight is continuing as witnesses in the area reported hearing gunshots. The two Interior Ministry officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

No one has taken responsibility for the attack, though both the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate have previously carried out such attacks in Kabul.

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Location: Afghanistan, Kabol, Kabul




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