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Bomber attacks police compound near Iraq Embassy in Kabul: Sources

BAGHDAD: (Web Desk) A bomber has set off his explosives close to the Iraqi Embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, security sources say.

Security officials in the Afghan capital said a police compound and the nearby Iraqi diplomatic missin came under attack on Monday.

A gun battle is underway at the site of the attack, according to a police spokesman.

“Civilians are being evacuated” from the area as the attack is ongoing, said the official, who declined to be named.

Residents and AFP sources said at least four explosions, along with the sounds of gunfire and grenades, were heard near Kabul’s diplomatic quarter shortly after 11:00 a.m. (0630 GMT).

There have been no immediate reports of casualties.

Afghanistan has seen a rise in attacks against security forces and civilians by local Taliban militants as well as the Daesh terrorists, who mainly active in the war-torn country’s east.

Earlier this week, around 30 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban militants attacked an outpost in the southern province of Kandahar.

Fighting and instability prevail in Afghanistan despite the presence of thousands of US-led foreign troops in the country.

The American-led invasion of Afghanistan toppled the Taliban government in 2001, but has failed to contain the violence fueled by the militant group in the Asian country.

[This item is being updated.]

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