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Apr 20, 2019
8:50PM

Afghanistan: Seven killed in attack on Ministry of Information in Kabul

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In Afghanistan, seven people were killed in an attack on the  Ministry of Information in Kabul today.

Officials said, an explosion was heard at 11:40 local time and sporadic gunfire continued for over six hours before officials declared the incident over. A Ministry source said one of the attackers got inside the building.

The attack comes a day after talks between Afghan officials and the Taliban were suspended, but the Taliban said they were not behind the assault.

Among the dead were four civilians and three police officers, while another eight civilians were wounded.

Hundreds of civilians were evacuated from the building, the ministry said, but eight people were injured and taken to hospital.

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