Massive terrorist attacks in Kabul and provinces
Tue Apr 17, 9:53 am
Several sensitive locations including embassies, international and local offices were targeted during a series of coordinated rebel attacks on Sunday in several provinces of Afghanistan including the Capital Kabul.
Sunday afternoon a number of armed terrorists targeted several important parts of Kabul City including some diplomatic locations which followed several causalities.
Witnesses say some armed insurgents entered an under-construction building near British Embassy and began attacking on foreign and domestic institutions.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they have killed many National and International forces.
Elsewhere, some assailants took up positions in an under-construction building in Darul Aman area, opening gunshot and rockets at the parliament building.
Following the firing of a volley of rockets and gunshots at the residential areas of Carte 3 and Carte 4 Kabul about 5 noncombatants were injured. According to the eyewitnesses three children and a woman were injured due to the 5 rocket hits to the area.
Security officials said the assailants probably intended to attack the building of Afghan Parliament and home of Second Vice President Karim Khalili. Meanwhile the NDS officials reported of arrest of two suicide bombers from Kote Sangi area of Kabul. The detained terrorists were linked to Al-Qaeda group, NDS officials added.
According to another report from eastern Nangarhar Province, a group of suicide bombers attacked the Jalalabad Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). Local authorities say the suicide attackers at the initial step hit the main gate of PRT with a car full of explosives and after that the armed assailants took positions inside the PRT building. So far the ISAF sources have not provided information about the deaths and injuries.
Meanwhile another group of suicide bombers intended to attack the Nangarhar airport but before reaching the target their vehicle packed with explosives blew up.
In another similar report from southeastern Afghanistan, a group of suicide attackers stormed a building near Paktia University and targeted the provincial police headquarter and some other locations in Gardez City the center of Paktia province.
The spokesman of Paktia Governor Rohullah Samoon confirmed the incident, saying the attack took place around 2pm afternoon Sunday as a result 15 people were killed and wounded. Three of the assailants were killed but their identities were still unknown, the spokesman added.
The Paktia health officials confirmed 8 wounded people were transferred to the Gardez Hospital who were mostly the University students.
Some terrorist attacks on government offices were also reported from central Logar province. Logar police Chief Rogh Lewanai said 6 ANA soldiers and police forces were wounded as a result of assailants’ attacks but none of the civilians got harmed in the incident.
The Taliban group has claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks in several cities of Afghanistan, claiming they have killed a number of national and international forces.
After 18 hours of clashes in Kabul, the security forces finally succeeded to curb the insurgents and control the areas.