Afghanistan: 20 killed and 50 injured in bombing and gun battle at politician’s office in Kabul
At least 20 people were killed and 50 injured in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday in a suicide bombing and gun battle at vice presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh’s office, the government said in a statement on Monday.
Saleh, a running mate of Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, was slightly injured in the attack.
Afghan forces killed three militants who entered Saleh’s four-storey office after a suicide bomber blew himself up during rush hour, said the interior ministry.
More than 150 civilians were rescued during the six-hour-long operation, said interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.