Afghan Official: Suicide Attack Followed by Gunfire in Kabul

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 9:02 AM

The Taliban has claimed responsibility. Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said Tuesday that the suicide attack was followed by gunfire, and the area has been surrounded by security forces.

An Afghan official says a possible suicide bomber carried out an attack in Kabul, the capital. The Taliban has claimed responsibility.

Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said Tuesday that the suicide attack was followed by gunfire, and the area has been surrounded by security forces.

There are fears of casualties, but there is number report on that yet, he added.

The target of the attack isn't known, but the Ministry of Defense and one of the country'south intelligence service'south offices are close the blast site.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says the militant grouping claimed responsibility for the attack.

Taliban insurgents have stepped up their attacks against the security forces since announcing the start of their spring offensive last week.

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