The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack on the Care International building in Kabul on Monday that killed one civilian and injured many more. Amnesty International has condemned the incident as a war crime, due to the deliberate targeting of civilians constitutes. This was the fifth attack on the city in 24 hours – a bombing of the Defence Ministry on Sunday killed 24 people and injured more than 91.

From Reuters

Attacks in Afghan capital kill at least 24

A car bomb hit the center of Kabul late on Monday, just hours after a Taliban suicide attack near the Defence Ministry killed at least 24 people, including a number of senior security officials, and wounded 91 others, officials said.

Sporadic gunfire could be heard in an area with many shops and businesses and initial reports suggested that a guesthouse had been targeted, with attackers suspected to have entered the building, an Interior Ministry official said.

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From Newsweek

AFGHAN FORCES END KABUL SIEGE AFTER MILITANT ATTACK ON CHARITY

A suicide car bomb detonated outside the building of charity CARE International in the Shar-e Naw district of Kabul before militants stormed the building. They killed one civilian before Afghan forces killed three gunmen, spokesman for the Afghan interior minister Sediq Sediqqi told the Associated Press.

“Police special forces immediately reached the site of the attack and started rescuing people from the building…42 people who were trapped were evacuated by the security forces,” an Interior Ministry statement said.

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