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16 killed and Over 100 Wounded by Explosion, Gunfight in Kabul Targeting Defense Ministry Engineers

July 1st, 2019 · 6:20 pm @   -  No Comments
Date of Occurrence: 1st July 2019 Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: Complex Attack Fatalities: 16 Injuries/Displaced: 106

At least 16 people were killed and more than 100 injured by a Taliban attack in Kabul. 50 of the injured were children from 5 nearby schools. A large bomb was detonated outside a defense ministry building, followed by several fighters entering a high rise next door to the logistics and engineering department. A gun battle broke out, lasting nearly 8 hours, with the attackers shooting down into the compound and on the streets. Over 200 people were rescued from nearby buildings by special forces and police.

The Taliban claimed to be purposefully attacking the logistics and engineering department of the ministry of defense.


Al Jazeera