31 Jul '17, 3pm

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

KABUL, Afghanistan — A four-hour siege of the Iraqi Embassy in downtown Kabul ended Monday afternoon with Afghan security forces killing three attackers who had holed up in the mission, officials said. The attack began shortly before noon, when a terrorist blew himself up near the embassy gates and the gunmen stormed the grounds. It was initially reported that the blast was caused by a suicide car bomb, but later reports said the suicide bomber was on foot. Security forces quickly surrounded the embassy compound in the Shar-e-Naw neighborhood and began trying to flush out the gunmen, Interior Ministry spokesman Najeeb Danish said. “It is a terrorist attack,” he said. “There is no threat to the ambassador and the employees of the embassy; they were taken to a safe place.” The embassy’s charge d’affaires was relocated to the Egyptian embassy, said Ahmed Jamal, a spokesman fo...

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