2 cops killed, many injured as suicide bombers strike Kabul police stations

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Suicide bombers attacked two police stations in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least two policemen and wounding others, authorities said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the first suicide bomber attacked a station in the western part of Kabul and killed at least two policemen. He said there were sporadic shots after the explosion, as a “cleaning operation” was carried out. The Kabul police chief, General Daud Amin, said that two other policemen were injured in the attack.

Amin said a separate attack in the center of Kabul, in which a suicide bomber struck the entrance to a police station, started a fight that was still ongoing. He said that armed men occupied a nearby building, from where they were firing at security forces.

Asam, the head of the ambulance service in Kabul, which has only one name, said six people were taken to hospitals. The toll was expected to increase.

No one immediately claimed the attack, but the Taliban and a local affiliate of the Islamic State frequently attack the government and the security forces of Afghanistan backed by the West. Two suicide bombings claimed by ISIS last week killed at least 42 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack. It was the bloodiest assault on journalists since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.