At least 28 killed and 20 others wounded after fighters stormed government building triggering 7-hour gun battle.
Gunmen who raided a government building in the Afghan capital have killed at least 28 people – mostly government employees – in a seven-hour standoff with security forces that ended on Monday night, Afghan authorities said.
More than 20 others were wounded in the latest round of bloody violence to strike Kabul.
Others killed included a policeman and three of the attackers who were shot dead by Afghan security forces, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.
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WNU Editor: The building that was targeted was the National Authority for Disabled People and Martyrs’ Families building. Yup …. the Afghan equivalent of the VA.
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