Written by by Staff Writer.
A suicide attack in Kabul has left at least three people dead and 16 wounded.
According to Gul Zaghary, an interior ministry spokesman, the attacks took place in Mansuri area on Karimi’s Lane near the Swedish University of Design that was frequented by foreigners.
The first explosion in the area was reportedly caused by a suicide attack. The second was reportedly caused by a bombing by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).
The casualties came after what a witness told CNN was two minutes of bomb blast and gunfire. A Reuters witness said it took place after the ANSF came under fire from an unknown source.
“The situation is being dealt with by the security forces,” said Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai. He added that six people were injured.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack in a message emailed to reporters.
“The attackers have used suicide blasts and other kinds of attacks… We are also confident that the insurgents have managed to find their most sophisticated terror plots and we can expect even more innovative ways to kill and destroy,” the statement said.
At least two security personnel have also been killed in a clash with militants on al-Ridwan road, east of Kabul.
The bomb that was detonated near Kabul University killed at least two people. The Afghan Medical Association put the death toll from the blast at four people and said the total number of victims were still being counted.
A student at Kabul University told CNN the blast happened near a corridor where students usually waited to go to the university cafeteria or late at night for classes.
“Many students who suffered injuries are being treated on campus and being assisted by other students,” he said. “So far, we have seen at least one dead body.”
Another Kabul University student told CNN that he saw the explosion and saw one ambulance speeding away while several others were damaged by debris. He estimated that at least 80 injured people were being treated on the campus.
Staff Writer Layla Naderi contributed to this report.