Published: Sun, August 19, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Afghan police say 2 shooters dead in Kabul siege

Afghan police say 2 shooters dead in Kabul siege

Amnesty warned it proved "beyond any doubt that Afghanistan and, in particular, its capital Kabul, are not safe", and said European countries must stop returning Afghan refugees to the war-torn country.

It was not clear how many students were at the centre at the time of the attack.

He warned the toll could rise.

"I am here to help all those who have suffered losses, I am committed to build the city and also do everything to protect Ghazni", Ghani said after arriving in the city.

While friends and relatives were holding ceremonies for the blast victims, a group of armed men attacked a training compound operated by the national intelligence agency in another area of Kabul.

After some seven hours, officials said the two attackers were killed.

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The chief of Kabul ambulance services says the death toll from a suicide bombing in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital has jumped to 15.

"Most of the boys at the educational centre have been killed", said Sayed Ali, who witnessed the blast.

Seeing the escalation in the Taliban's attacks, it seems like the Afghanistan government and the U.S. are losing grip over the situation in Afghanistan.

Families of the dead held a mass funeral Thursday where mourners wept and clutched the wooden coffins.

"I started searching of my sister, I went to different hospitals both government and private, finally I found my sister in a hospital, where post mortem examinations take place".

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket attack.

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The incident targeted a building where students were preparing to sit university entrance exams.

Provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani says the policemen discovered the auto packed with explosives late on Wednesday.

Next week will mark one year since President Donald Trump announced a revised war strategy for Afghanistan, declaring there would be no time limit on USA support for the war and making a renewed push for peace negotiations. In 2017, more than 10,000 civilian were killed or injured.

Police retreated after the assailants captured government offices and police headquarters, a senior security official in Kabul said. The attack was carried out in the city of Gardez, the centre of Paktia province. Dilawar Aymaq, a parliamentarian from Baghlan, confirmed the attack.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the bombing but officials blame the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, which considers Shiites to be heretics and frequently targets them, attacking their mosques, schools and cultural centers.

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