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Explosion and gunfire near Afghan Info ministry building

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Published: 11:10, 20 April 2019   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020

International Desk: Gunmen have attacked the Afghan ministry of information in the centre of the capital Kabul, officials say.

An explosion was heard at 11:40am local time on Saturday while sporadic gunfire is continuing.

A ministry source said that there were three attackers, one of whom managed to get inside the building.

No group has yet said it carried out the attack, but it follows the suspension of talks between the government and Taliban insurgents.

Although Kabul still sees heavy fighting, this comes after months of relative calm in the city.

The attack happened in a busy area of central Kabul, near one of the city's most popular hotels, a couple of other ministries, and the presidential palace.

Another of the attackers detonated his explosives at the boundary wall, and the third was shot dead by police.

risingbd/Dhaka/April 20, 2019/AKA