Kabul, September 6, ( Pajhwok): The Afghanistan capital was rocked by terrorist attacks on Monday and Tuesday which killed at least 40 people including four militants.
On Tuesday, troops killed all four terrorists and a civilian who had attacked a guest house in the upscale Shahr-i-Naw neighborhood of Kabul. The guesthouse of CARE, a charity organization, came under attack on Monday night.
A statement from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said one suicide bomber blew up a wall of the building, letting three others enter the compound.
The Special Forces immediately launched a careful operation and rescued 42 civilians stuck in the area. The exchange of fire ended at 10 am on Tuesday , with all the attackers being killed.
One civilian was also killed and six others were wounded.
The guesthouse building was rocked by two big explosions.The overnight blast shattered windowpanes of nearby houses and buildings. A second blast was heard this morning.
The attack on the guesthouse took place hours after twin suicide bombings killed 35 people and injured 101 others in the high-security capital of Afghanistan, Reuters reported.
The attack was claimed by the Taliban and was followed a few hours later by a car bomb in Share Naw, a business and residential area of the city close to the government and embassy district, which the insurgent group also claimed.
The violence highlighted the precarious security in the capital just a month before a conference in Brussels where international donors are expected to pledge continued financial support to Afghanistan.
After the blast in Share Naw, three gunmen barricaded themselves in, close to an office of aid group CARE International and a government complex.
The Taliban said in a statement the attack had targeted a secret intelligence centre.