At least 22 people were killed and more than 119 others wounded in a coordinated attack by the Taliban on the PD6 Police Headquarters in Kabul city on Wednesday afternoon.
The first blast occurred at a rear wall of the PD6 police HQ building when a suicide bomber exploded his explosives-laden vehicle to blast open the way for other attackers to enter the establishment.
Other attackers entered the building following the first blast and the gunfire continued for at least six hours, TOLOnews’ Sharif Amiri said.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said their target was the police headquarters and a military school at the area.
Sharif said a number of civilians, who live in near the police headquarters, evacuated the area and some of them sustained injuries in the blast.
The Crisis Response Unit (CRU) and other forces arrived at the scene minutes after the attack. Black smoke was coming out of the police headquarters building during the gunfire.
Sharif said hours after the attack, ambulances were waiting to help the victims but they could not enter the area to continue their task.
However, he said, the attackers were besieged from all sides by the security forces.