Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Kabul

Kabul, May 24 (IANS) Suicide bombers and gunmen launched attacks on several targets, including a police station, in Afghanistan capital Kabul Friday evening, leaving casualties, a police source said. The serial bombings were not near the Indian embassy.

The first blast took place at around 4.10 p.m. in Afghanistan’s Shahrara area, reported Xinhua citing the source.

The source said the obvious target of the attack might have been the Public Protection Police Force headquarter and the nearby UN office.

While the gunfight was on in the area, the source said, a building in the area caught fire.

Citing initial reports, the source said several people were killed and injured in the attack.

A witness said the first explosion was a suicide car bombing targeting the police department.

Meanwhile, the Indian External Affairs ministry in New Delhi, said the serial bombings did not take place near the Indian embassy.

“The blasts are near the old chancery in Kabul, which we had left years ago,” Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.

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