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Assailants among 6 killed in Iraq Embassy attack

Assailants among 6 killed in Iraq Embassy attack

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Jul 31, 2017 - 11:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A group attack on the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul came to an end after all the three assailants were killed during a four-hour standoff with security forces.

Two Afghan guards of the Iraqi diplomatic mission were also killed during the attack claimed by the so-called Islamic State or Daesh group in the heavily fortified diplomatic enclave.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said the national special police personnel first evacuated the Iraqi ambassador, his deputy and other embassy staff to a safe location following the first suicide blast.

The coordinated attack on the Iraqi Embassy began at about 11am and came to an end after all the assailants were shot dead during a four-hour standoff with security forces, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

It said no officer of the embassy was hurt in the incident. However, some security officials said one police officer was slightly injured in the attack.

The MoI said a group of four ‘suicide terrorists’ stormed the Iraqi Embassy in Ansari Square in the 4th police district of the heavily-fortified capital in the morning.

One suicide bomber targeted the embassy gate, allowing three others to enter the building, the statement said.

A special police unit arrived soon at the scene after the first explosion and evacuated the embassy staff to a safe location.

Daesh -- or so-called Islamic State (IS) -- claimed responsibility for the attack. The insurgent outfit has lately conducted high-casualty assaults in Kabul.

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