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A Day of Bloodshed in Kabul: Attacks at Defense Ministry and Aid Compound – The New York Times

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A Day of Bloodshed in Kabul: Attacks at Defense Ministry and Aid Compound – The New York Times

Kabul was attacked today in a series of bombings and an 11-hour standoff with gunmen at the offices of a humanitarian group.

Earlier today, 2 bomb blasts exploded outside the Defense Ministry in Kabul. Generals, colonels, soldiers, police officers, poor street vendors and other civilians, were among the 40 or more killed at  the site of a crowded market for fresh vegetables, money exchangers and secondhand shoes.

Hospital workers raced to identify the dead and tend to the 110 wounded. Later, a large car bomb exploded before midnight in front of the compound of CARE International, a humanitarian aid organization. Gunmen — the police said there were three, while security guards put the tally at six — stormed the fortified building and fought for about 11 hours. The last of them was shot around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Source: A Day of Bloodshed in Kabul: Attacks at Defense Ministry and Aid Compound – The New York Times

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