CRU Ends CARE Siege In Kabul City, Rescue 42 people


By mid-morning Tuesday Crisis Response Unit (CRU) members had gunned down all insurgents that had been holed up in CARE International’s building in Shar-e-Naw overnight.

In addition 42 people were rescued, including 10 foreigners, from the NGO’s building.

Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirmed that the gunmen had been killed. According to him there had been three in total.

Insurgents launched their attack on the NGO at 11pm on Monday night.

The attack started with a car bomb that ripped through the city. Gunmen then reportedly stormed the building.

So far police have confirmed at least one civilian was killed and six were wounded in the attack.

Roads into the city have been closed to all traffic since last night.

The bombing was the third on Monday in Kabul and followed the earlier attack on the ministry of defense in Murad Khani area in Kabul city.

This attack claimed the lives of at least 35 people and wounded over 90.

An initial explosive device was detonated at the gate of the ministry. Once first responders had arrived at the scene, a suicide bomber then detonated his explosives.

Among the dead were a number of high-ranking police and military officials including the police chief and deputy for PD2.

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