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Kabul attack ends with killing of 4 bombers

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The Taliban militants coordinated attack on a guesthouse in the seventh police district of the capital Kabul ended with the killing of all four bombers by security forces, an official said Tuesday.


A security official wishing anonymity told Pajhwok Afghan News that a group of four  armed fighters stormed a National Directorate of Security (NDS) guesthouse located in Darul Aman area, close to Russia embassy on Monday night.

The source said that security forces had carefully conducted the operation in order to protect civilians. The operation was ended this morning with all four fighters were killed, the official added.
Kabul police chief Brig. Gen. Abdur Rahman Rahimi told reporters this morning that seven security forces were also wounded during the operation.

An eyewitness Hekmatullah said that one of the bombers detonated his explosives in the gate of the guesthouse, letting other fighters to enter the building and exchange fire with security forces.
He said that they were hearing gunfire and heavy explosions for the entire night. The fight was ended after a one-hour heavy fight that killed all the bombers this morning, he added.

Earlier, the Ministry of Interior said that a number of explosions hit the seventh police district.
Some reports in the first of the incident said that Taliban fighters had attacked the house of former Helmand governor, Gen. Naim Baloch.

Baloch confirmed the incident, but said that he had left his house a half hour before the incident happened.