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Hours-long guesthouse attack ends; civilian among 5 killed

Hours-long guesthouse attack ends; civilian among 5 killed

Sep 06, 2016 - 01:04

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): All four attackers and a civilian were killed as an attack on a guest house in the upscale Shahr-i-Naw neighbourhood of Kabul ended on Tuesday, an official said.

The guesthouse of CARE, a charity organisation, came under group attack on Monday night when the fighters entered the building.

A statement from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said one suicide bomber blew up a wall of the building, letting three others enter the compound.

It added Special Forces immediately launched a careful operation and rescued 42 civilians stuck in the area.The fire exchange ended at 10am, with all the fighters killed.

One civilian was also killed and six others were wounded during the incident.The guesthouse building was rocked by two big explosions.

The overnight blast shattered windowpanes of nearby houses and buildings. A second blast was heard this morning.No grouphas so far claimed responsibility.

The attack on the guesthouse took place hours after twin suicide bombings killed 24 people and injured 91 others in the high-security capital.




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