Suicide bombers, gunmen launched attacks on two Kabul police stations

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparently coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations on Wednesday, with officials saying at least one of the assaults is ongoing.

AFP journalists heard a series of loud explosions in the heart of the Afghan capital followed by volleys of gunfire that were confirmed by Afghan officials and witnesses.

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In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a police station in the west of the city, sparking an intense gunfight between other militants and officers, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.

Ariana TV footage showed a thick plume of black smoke rising into the sky while a photo posted on Twitter purportedly of the west Kabul police station showed a building on fire.

The second attack took place in front of a police station in Shar-e-Naw neighborhood in central Kabul, Danish said.

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