The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the coordinated suicide attack in Kabul city.

Taliban’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed in a statement that the militants of the group detonated a car bomb close to Logistics and Engineering Center of Ministry of Defense.

He also claimed that a number of militants launched gun attack after the explosion inflicting heavy casualties on security forces.

However, the security and defense officials said the militants failed to intrude into the logistics department of the defense ministry.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement earlier this evening that the security forces killed all 5 assailants involved in the attack.

The statement further added that the attack claimed the lives of a child, a security guard of TV station and 2 Special Forces soldiers.

Furthermore, the interior ministry said the attack wounded 84 people.

The public health ministry had earlier said the rescuers have shifted 116 people to hospitals including 26 children and 5 women.


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