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17:40, 20 April 2019

Gunmen attack Afghan ministry building

AKIPRESS.COM - Gunmen have attacked the Afghan ministry of information in the centre of the capital Kabul, officials say, BBC reports.

An explosion was heard at 11:40 local time (07:10 GMT) while sporadic gunfire is continuing.

A ministry source told the BBC that there were three attackers, one of whom managed to get inside the building.

No group has yet said it carried out the attack, but it follows the suspension of talks between the government and Taliban insurgents.

Although Kabul still sees heavy fighting, this comes after months of relative calm in the city.

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