Gunmen attack intelligence training centre in Kabul


KABUL:Gunmen attacked an intelligence training centre inKabul on Thursday, officials said, as families buried loved ones killed by a suicide bomber a day earlier in the war-weary Afghan capital.
The attack on the training facility was the latest incident ina blood-soaked week that saw militants deliver crippling blows to government forces across Afghanistan. “Clashes are ongoing and the area is cordoned off by the Afghan security forces,” said Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai.
The firefight erupted near a training centre overseen by the National Security Directorate — Afghanistan’s intelligence agency — with the gunmen holed up in a construction site near residential buildings, an official at the scene said.
Live television footage showed the area cordoned off with gunfire echoing through the empty streets, while humvees patrolled and a helicopter circled above. Commandos were also deployed to the scene to help contain the fighting, according to another security official. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident.– APP


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