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Afghanistan: Multiple explosions hit Kabul, gunfight underway near PD13 Police Headquarters

According To The Initial Reports, The First Blast Occurred In Dasht-e-Barchi Area In Kabul’s PD13 Police Headquarters. A Plume Of Smoke Was Seen Rising Above The PD13 Police Headquarters Building.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 09 May 2018, 02:04:32 PM
Afghanistan: Multiple explosions hit PD13 Police Headquarters in Kabul

New Delhi:

A series of explosions hit Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Wednesday, said Hasmatullah Stanikzai, spokesperson, Kabul police.

According to the initial reports, the first blast occurred in Dasht-e-Barchi area in Kabul’s PD13 Police Headquarters. A plume of smoke was seen rising above the police headquarters' building.

“Heavy clashes were ongoing between the security forces and gunmen close to the PD13 Police Headquarters,” Tolo news quoted Kabul police as saying.

The security forces surrounded the area and all roads leading to the PD13 police Headquarters were closed, the spokesperson said. 

Eyewitnesses said that the gunfire stopped after several minutes. So far, there were no reports of death or injured but authorities feared casualties.

The blast and gun battle in PD13 was followed by one more explosion in Shahr-e-Naw area in Kabul's PD10, according to the sources.

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First Published : 09 May 2018, 02:01:34 PM