Tue, 22 Sep 2020

Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 21 (ANI): The attack on the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) here on Saturday left at least 11 people, including four assailants, dead after attackers armed with guns and grenades stormed the building.

Out of the deceased, four are civilians, three are security force members and four are attackers, according to Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs. Three suspects were also arrested by the authorities, while eight people were also wounded.

The attack, the responsibility for which has not been claimed by any group yet, lasted for about five hours on Saturday.

During the siege, the Afghan Special Forces rescued 2,800 employees and visitors from the government building and the nearby Ministry of Information and Culture building, according to Xinhua.

All the shops were shut down in the business hub of the city due to the attack, which caused widespread panic amongst the civilians. (ANI)

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