Terrorism & Insurgency

Several dozen casualties in Taliban attack in Kabul

01 July 2019

Several people were killed and more than 90 others, including children, injured when Taliban fighters launched an attack against a government building on 1 July in an area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, housing military and government buildings, according to local media reports.

The attack began when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) was detonated during the morning rush hour near a building used by the Afghan Ministry of Defense, said the reports, which put the number of civilians killed as a result of the blast between 3 and 16.

The bomb explosion was reportedly followed by a gun battle between at least three Taliban militants and Afghan security forces that ended with the insurgents being killed.

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