Terrorist attacks rock Afghan capital, leaving casualties

Explosions Rock Kabul, Gunfire Reported

Explosions Reported In Kabul, Casualties Feared

After that, the area of the attack shots were heard, causing the security forces began in the area of clearing.

Three blasts hit the Afghan capital of Kabul in rapid succession on Wednesday, police and interior ministry officials said.

Fighting traditionally picks up in Afghanistan as warmer weather melts snow in mountain passes, allowing insurgents to move around more easily and the Taliban have put security forces under heavy pressure in many areas of the country.

Loud explosions rocked Afghanistan's capital, Kabul today.

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At least six injured were shifted to hospital by rescue teams after the attacks.

Meanwhile, Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in Shahr-e-Naw. Following this blast, gunmen exchanged fire with security personnel at other places, which looked like a well-coordinated attack. Clashes have also been reported in the areas. The Afghan Ministry of Public Health confirmed the killing of at least four people, and said another nine were wounded.

The first blast was near a police station in western Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi district, at around midday, said police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai.

Islamic State, through its Amaq News Agency, took responsibility for plotting the violence, though it provided no evidence to substantiate the claim.

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"The enemies of Afghanistan are proving nothing else with these attacks other than their enmity towards the people of Afghanistan", it said, in a statement. He mentioned the Taliban additionally captured a number of villages close by.

The Taliban recently launched their annual spring offensive, in an apparent rejection of a peace talks overture by the Afghan government.

These two instances are two comparatively small twin bombings in a line of multiple other recent attacks by IS and the Taliban in cities like Kabul with "Western-backed government and security forces".

On April 22, a suicide bomber detonated himself outside a voter registration centre in the city, killing 60 people and wounding more than 100. More than a dozen people died and 33 were injured in that attack.

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