Sunday 25 August, 2019

Afghanistan: 6 killed, 51 children injured in Taliban attack on Kabul

At least six people were killed and 116 more were wounded during a Taliban attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

The Taliban targeted the Afghan Ministry of Defense logistics centre at around 8:55 a.m. local time with a car bomb followed by a ground assault.

Officials said 51 schoolchildren were among the injured. 5 schools were damaged in the attack.

Security forces waged an eight-hour gun battle with insurgents before the attack was neutralized. All five of the fighters who had attacked the logistics centre were killed.

 

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