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Iraq: 2 embassy staff killed in Kabul attack
    2017-August-1  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE Iraqi Foreign Ministry yesterday said that two of its embassy employees were killed in a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul.

The Islamic State group claimed it had attacked the embassy, as a series of explosions and the sound of gunfire shook the Afghan capital in a continuing assault.

Two members of “the Islamic State attacked the Iraqi embassy building in the Afghan city of Kabul,” said the jihadist group’s propaganda agency Amaq without providing further details.

At least four explosions, along with the sounds of gunfire and grenades, were heard near the city’s diplomatic quarter shortly after 11 a.m.

Security forces rapidly descended on the area and the sirens of ambulances rushing to the scene could also be heard. A column of smoke rose from the blast site.

The Iraqi embassy is located in northwestern Kabul, in a neighborhood that is home to several hotels and banks as well as large supermarkets and several police compounds.

The attack is the latest to rock Kabul, and comes as the resurgent Taliban intensify their offensive across the country.

A week ago, a car bomb struck the city during morning rush hour, killing at least 26 people in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

(SD-Agencies)

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