At least 27 people were killed on Monday in an armed attack on the government complex in Kabul. This was reported by the interior Ministry of Afghanistan, TV channel Al Jazeera report.
Most of the victims are civilians.
According to Tolo News, a group of armed men attacked a complex of government buildings in the Afghan capital, taking hostage the staff of the National office for people with disabilities and the families of the victims of the Afghan war. The extremists first blew up a car bomb near the Ministry of public works, then opened fire. After the first explosion some time later two more thundered. Taking advantage of the panic and confusion, the attackers broke into the building.
According to the official representative of the interior Ministry Nusrat Rahimi, government forces three hours after the attack on the buildings in the 16th district of Kabul were able to eliminate two attackers. According to some reports, at least three people participated in the attack. The representative of the interior Ministry noted that about 200 employees were evacuated from the building. According to the channel, the operation to neutralize the criminals lasted about seven hours.
None of the groups operating in the country has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.