Last Updated : 2019-07-17 06:20:00

Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Afghan capital

17 August 2018 10:32 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}



KABUL REUTERS Aug 16-   Gunmen attacked an area around a security base and training centre for Afghanistan’s intelligence service in the capital Kabul on Thursday, holding off security forces for hours before being killed.   

 The incident comes at a time of high tension after a series of attacks across Afghanistan, including a full-scale assault on the city of Ghazni by the Taliban last week that killed as many as 150 civilians and destroyed houses and a local market.   

 There was no immediate word on any casualties or claim of responsibility for Thursday’s attack, the latest in a long series to target military and intelligence facilities in Kabul.   

 Staff and officials at the training centre took shelter in a protected area of the compound as gunfire came from a half-finished building near the site.   

 Afghan Special Forces, backed by advisers from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, surrounded the site and kept the attackers in a standoff for hours, with the occasional sound of gunfire or explosions.    After some seven hours, officials said the two attackers were killed.   

 Separately on Thursday, Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Kabul that tore through an educational centre on Wednesday where teenagers had been studying for a university entrance examination.   

 In Ghazni, heavily damaged by five days of heavy fighting this week, there were still problems with water and power but otherwise the situation was calm. 

  Comments - 0

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Sri Lanka yet to play to their potential--Rumesh Ratnayake

After England amassed 397 runs against Afghanistan—the highest in the tourn

Dinesh Chandimal- 2018 ODI Captain to 2019 World Cup ‘spectator’

In 2018, Dinesh Chandimal scored 298 runs at 42.52 in One-Day Internationals

Singling out of Rishad Bathiudeen as a political target

The orchestrated political campaign by the Mahinda Rajapaksa-led opposition i

TWISTS AND TURNS in the Dr. Shafi controversy

The sterilization charges against Dr. Seigu Shihabdeen Mohamed Shafi from the