One person killed in ongoing attack on charity in central Kabul

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At least one person has been killed in an ongoing attack on a charity in central Kabul, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, after a wave of explosions hit the Afghan capital, reports BSS.

The attack on a charity called Pamlarena began on late Monday, hours after a Taliban double bombing killed at least 24 people and left 91 others wounded, said ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. Pamlarena means care in Pashto, but it was unclear if the assault was on the international charity CARE.

“We believe two attackers have entered the building. Unfortunately, one civilian has been killed and six others wounded,” Sediqqi told AFP.

One dead in ongoing attack on Kabul charity

One dead in ongoing attack on Kabul charity

CARE International was not immediately reachable for comment. The attack began after a third massive explosion jolted Kabul late Monday, which was followed by erratic gunfire.

That blast came just hours after high-level officials, including an army general, were killed in the twin blasts near the defense ministry, as the Taliban ramp up their nationwide offensive against the US-backed government. The violence highlights the deteriorating security situation in the country, which has taken a heavy toll on civilians.

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