A massive blast rocked Abdul Haq Square in Kabul at about 1.30pm today.
Moments after the explosion, gunmen stormed a half-constructed building near the square and fired rockets at the US Embassy and Nato’s headquarters. No casualties have been reported.
Rockets landed at Street 13 in Wazir Akbar Khan and on a school bus.
Afghan and foreign security forces engaged the insurgents.
At about 3:30pm, a suicide bomber targeted the headquarters of the Border Police in the Dehmazang area of Kabul, claiming the lives of two police officers. Four others were reportedly injured.
Another suicide attacker detonated his explosives near the headquarters of the 202 Shamshad Corps, a few hundred meters away from Habibia high school. Reports from the area suggested that one policeman died and five others, including three police officers, were wounded. Another suicide bomber was shot dead by security forces on the airport road.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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