IS takes claims attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul
July 31, Kabul: The gun battle at the Iraqi Embassy in the Afghan Capital has ended,according to the Interior Ministry, after the security forces battle gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Embassy.
The attack had begun at around noon local time after a bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, then three other attackers entered the compound, the Afghan interior ministry said.The gunfight lasted several hours, although the Afghan interior minister said the attack was over and all the assailants had been killed, eyewitnesses have reported hearing more gunfire.
The Islamic State (IS) has taken resposnsibility for the attack and it comes two weeks after the embassy held a news conference to celebrate the defeat of IS in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
The Oslo Times International News Network