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Attacks in Afghan capital kill 5, wound 16

Attacks in Afghan capital kill 5, wound 16

Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack but many officials doubt the group, which has its stronghold in a remote eastern border region of Nangarhar province, has the capacity to mount such complex attacks.

The first bomber struck a police station in the western part of Kabul, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Najib ISIS.

In the second attack that killed five people and wounded 14, one attacker bombed the entrance of a police station to create an entryway for four other bombers.

"A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance of the street and a vehicle dropped four other attackers nearby", Barmak explained.

A senior Afghan security official said intelligence services believe the Haqqani network, a militant group affiliated to the Taliban which has a long record of urban attacks, was the real organizer of the attack.

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

The interior Ministry of Afghanistan have warned that the number of victims can increase.

Their Operation Al Khandaq will target U.S. forces and "their intelligence agents" as well as their "internal supporters", a Taliban statement said on April 25. Twin suicide bombings claimed by IS final week killed a minimum of 25 folks, together with 9 journalists who had rushed to the scene of the primary assault.

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Afghan security personnel inspect at the site of a suicide attack, in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. The Taliban have captured a number of districts in numerous components of the nation from Afghan safety forces since 2014, when the USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation formally concluded their fight mission and shifted to a supporting position.

Mohammad Hashim, a member of parliament from Faryab province, said the Taliban captured the district headquarters in Bilchirgh early Wednesday after more than 40 security forces retreated under heavy fire.

The Taliban also seized weapons and armoured vehicles.

The Taliban have confirmed in a statement they control the district and say they also killed 10 government forces.

Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the governing council in the western Badghis province, said two other soldiers were wounded and one is missing.

"There are many areas in the province under a high security threat, and this site was one of those areas", he said, adding that the center was some 30 kilometers west of the provincial capital of Qala-e Now.

But despite repeated government pledges to tighten security, authorities have appeared powerless to stop the periodic attacks that have killed and wounded hundreds of people and undermined confidence in the authorities.

After an easing of attacks in Kabul in February and March, Taliban and Daesh have stepped up assaults in the city in recent weeks.


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