Islamic State launches suicide attack in Kabul
KABUL | The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building. The assault set off a four-hour firefight that ended only after Afghan security forces said they had killed all the attackers.
Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told reporters that two Afghan employees of the embassy died in the attack. Three police were injured, he said.
In its claim of responsibility, the Islamic State group said its fighters had killed seven guards but the militant group often exaggerates its claims on the number of casualties inflicted. Mr. Danish said all the embassy staffers were safe but that the building had suffered extensive damage with windows broken and several rooms badly burned.