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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.

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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.

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