Taliban attack US aid group's office in Kabul
May 9, 2019 12:01 pm
The attack sparked a gunfight with security forces [Source: Reuters]
The Taliban have attacked the Kabul office of a US aid group, killing at least five people and wounding 24.
Militants are believed to have set off a suicide car bomb before entering the offices of Counterpoint International, resulting in a stand-off with Afghan security forces.
All five attackers were also killed in the attack and at least 200 workers were evacuated from the building.
The Taliban said the NGO was involved in “harmful Western activities”.
Security forces exchanged gunfire with insurgents in the compound in the busy Shahr Naw area of the capital city.