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Dual Kabul Attacks Target NATO Convoy and Afghan Spy Agency

The first attack was aimed at NATO convoy, while a later bombing took place at the Afghan Intelligence regional office. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for both.

by VICE News
Jul 7 2015, 12:50pm

Photo by Rahmat Gul/AP

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Two Taliban bombings and skirmishes between gunmen and security forces rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring several more.

The first attack reportedly occurred when a Taliban fighter drove a car bomb into a NATO convoy in the Shah Shahid residential area. Three Afghan civilians were injured, according to Al Jazeera

General Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the city's police chief who was at the scene of the blast, told Associated Press that one Afghan was injured while the other person wounded was from the convoy. 

A local resident told VICE News that it was a suicide car bomb targeting a foreign military convoy. Kabul police also confirmed an explosion but wouldn't say what type of blast it was. NATO confirmed one of its convoys was involved in a suicide attack but no one was killed.

A few hours later another bomber targeted the NDS (Afghan Intelligence) regional office in Kabul's District Eight in the east of the city. 

Abdul Hassib Sediqi, the spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, told AP that an attacker on a motorcycle drove at the gate of the facility, killing one guard and injuring another.

Sediqi said that two other attackers on foot then started shooting at security forces at the compound, before they were shot and killed. Police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi confirmed the gunmen had entered the building, according to Reuters.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for both attacks.

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