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Kabul city attack targeted charity: Afghanistan Govt.

Updated: Sep 06, 2016 11:04 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 6 (ANI): Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said that the target of Monday night's bombing in Kabul city appears to have been a charity by the name of CARE (Pamlarana).

MoI spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the organisation was targeted in a bombing and attackers then entered the building in Shar-e-Naw, reports Tolo News.

He added the security forces were combing the building for the gunmen but it was not known how many of them holed inside.

Sediqqi confirmed that at least one civilian was killed and one other was wounded.

Last night at 11 p.m., the attack started off with a heavy explosion, which was thought to have been a car bomb. Later, gunfire took place throughout the night.

On Monday afternoon, twin explosions outside the Ministry of Defence killed over 30 people and wounded dozens more.

The first blast took place at the gate of the ministry, followed by a suicide bomber, who targeted the first responders to the scene of the initial explosion.

A number of high ranking police and military officials were killed in the incident. (ANI)