Multiple Explosions Rock Kabul As Attackers Target Police Stations

Series of blasts hits Kabul casualties feared

The Taliban and Daesh group claimed responsibility for the attacks on two police stations in the Afghan capital, in which over a dozen people were wounding as well.

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During a meeting with India's new ambassador Vinay Kumar in Kabul on Monday, Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani said security forces would not spare any efforts to secure the release of the engineers.

The Taliban said the attack in front of a police station in Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood in downtown Kabul was revenge for an Afghan airstrike on a religious ceremony in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan on April 2.

At least 23 people were also wounded in Wednesday's hours-long assaults in the city, the ministry said.

He says a separate attack in central Kabul set off fighting that is still underway.

The Islamic State group claimed the first attack, which other officials had earlier said killed two police.

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Afghanistan's Western-backed government is fighting an intensifying war with both the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) that has turned much of Kabul into a high security zone of concrete blast walls and razor wire.

Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said a total of five people were killed and 16 wounded in the attacks, with the toll expected to rise.

Three back-to-back blasts rocked Kabul city on Wednesday.

Taliban militants in the latest achievements overrun the statically important Tala-o-Barfak district in the northern Baghlan province on Tuesday night putting the government forces into defensive positions.

Last week there was twin suicide attack which killed at least 25 people, including 10 journalists.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, the Taliban superior on a district compound, officers mentioned Wednesday, with one reporting the seize of the northern district by the insurgents and one other saying heavy preventing was nonetheless underway. The district in north-western Afghanistan was captured by Taliban fighters two days ago.

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