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Bomb, gun attacks leave three dead in Afghan capital


An Afghan security member inspects a damaged vehicle after a bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. Rahmat Gul/AP

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A series of bomb and gun attacks on Sunday left at least three dead in Kabul, local officials said.

The third such attack to rock the Afghan capital in less than a month, a day after a barrage of mortar shells shook the city.

Violence has surged across Afghanistan in recent months, with several deadly attacks carried out in Kabul, despite the Taliban and the government engaging in peace talks since September 12 in Qatar.


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A sticky bomb attached to an armored vehicle in northern Kabul killed two, and wounded at least two others, according to Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief. No further details were immediately available.

Afghan men look at the site of a rocket attack at a residential house in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. Reuters

Faramarz also said that an Afghan government prosecutor was shot dead in eastern Kabul. The prosecutor was on his way to his office when he was attacked in Kart-e Now neighborhood, the police spokesman said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks in Kabul. The Daesh group has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks on the capital in recent months, including horrific attacks on educational institutions that killed as many as 50 people, most of them students.

The Sunday attacks happened as a day earlier the Daesh militants hit the capital with a barrage of mortar shells, killing at least one civilian and wounding a second, amid a countrywide spike in violence.

The extremist group claimed responsibility on its affiliated Amaq News site, saying it fired 10 Katyusha rockets toward the capital's Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Three shells hit the airport, while the other rounds landed in residential areas of the city, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry.

The Taliban have waged bitter battles against Daesh fighters strongholds in eastern Afghanistan.

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