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Taleban attack Afghan election headquarters in Kabul

Published on Mar 29, 2014 5:16 PM
 
Afghan men look at a crater from a car bomb detonated outside the guesthouse which was attacked by Taleban militants the previous night, on March 29, 2014. Taleban insurgents attacked the Afghan election commission's heavily-fortified headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, one week ahead of voting and after a series of bloody attacks in the city. -- PHOTO: AFP

KABUL (AFP) - Taleban insurgents attacked the Afghan election commission's heavily-fortified headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, one week ahead of voting and after a series of bloody attacks in the city.

Quick-response teams rushed to the area as rockets and gunfire were unleashed from a nearby building, according to officials.

"I can confirm an attack at the IEC (Independent Election Commission) headquarters," IEC spokesman Noor Mohammad Noor told AFP.

"We heard two explosions inside the IEC compound, the sound of firing is still ongoing, but people are safe and are in (reinforced) safe rooms."

 
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