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Taliban attack near Spanish embassy in Kabul kills 6

Published 12/12/2015

Afghan security forces stand guard at the Spanish embassy after an attack in Kabul (AP)
Afghan security forces stand guard at the Spanish embassy after an attack in Kabul (AP)

At least six people have been killed after a Taliban attack near the Spanish embassy in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.

Four Afghan police officers and two others, including a foreigner, were killed in the attack, a spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry said.

Seven civilians and two policemen were wounded.

Twelve foreign citizens were rescued by Afghan forces during the operation, the spokesman added.

Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack took place in the Kabul district of Shir Pur, which is home to many foreign embassies, guesthouses and the homes of high-ranking government officials.

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