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Islamic State claims responsibility for attack near Iraqi embassy in Kabul

Afghan security forces battled gunmen near a police compound and the nearby Iraqi embassy on Monday.

world Updated: Jul 31, 2017 14:00 IST
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Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a suicide blast near Iraq's embassy in Kabul on July 31, 2017. (AFP Photo)

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Monday for a suicide attack that targeted the Iraqi embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, the group’s Amaq news agency reported.

Afghan security forces battled gunmen near a police compound and the nearby Iraqi embassy on Monday. They said the attackers appeared to have taken cover in the embassy building in a business district of the city, from where smoke could be seen rising.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 14:00 IST