Afghan National Army in Khwost City, Afghanistan, 25 May 2015, by Sgt Justin A Moeller (DVIDS)

ISIS Latest Kabul Suicide Bomb Attack

Suicide Bomber and Gunmen Target Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

Afghan police say a car bombing has targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul, Afganistan, followed by gunfire, and that the attack is still underway. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Two police officials say the car bomb exploded outside the embassy, followed by an attempt by gunmen to enter the building, which is located in the center of the Afghan capital.

The firefight is continuing as witnesses in the area reported hearing gunshots.

The two Interior Ministry officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The attackers have not yet been identified and no one has taken responsibility for the attack, although both the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate, ISIS-K, have previously carried out such attacks in Kabul.

The British Army is currently deployed to Afghanistan on Operation TORAL.

The story is developing.

UPDATE: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Latest Kabul Attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency, according to the Independent.

Source: Suicide Bomber in Kabul Targets Police Compound, Iraqi Embassy

Image: Afghan National Army in Khwost City, Afghanistan, 25 May 2015, by Sgt Justin A Moeller (DVIDS)

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