Taliban claims attack on Spanish embassy in Kabul

Afghan officials confirm gunfire, massive car bomb have been reported near Spanish embassy in Kabul

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

The Afghan Crisis Response Unit (CRU) at the Spanish embassy in Kabul after gunfire and a blast took place on December 11, 2015

Updated Dec 12, 2015

A car bomb attack was reported at a guest house near the Spanish embassy in central Kabul and was followed by gunfire on Friday evening, according to the reports the attack is still ongoing.

"The embassy has been attacked. We are gathering details," a foreign ministry spokesman in Madrid told AFP.

The Taliban has already claimed responsibility for the attack which took place during rush hour in Sherpur area of central Kabul. The Taliban said that their target was a guest house near the Spanish embassy. A Taliban spokesperson said that they were targeting "an invader's guest house."

Emergency (NGO) aid group has already brought seven people to a hospital located 700 metres from the Embassy to receive treatment. However there are no reported casualties so far.



The Taliban has intensified its attacks in Kabul, going after foreign targets as well as the government.

Meanwhile, the province of Nangarhar faced a female suicide bomber attack late on Thursday, where a woman blew herself up killing 4 people.
Reportedly, the woman killed her three children and an officer who stopped their car, an Afghan official confirmed.

Moreover, an Afghan security official said, there were four men in the suspicious car which was stopped by the NDS Intelligence Service, along with the suicide bomber and her children.

After the car was stopped, the mother and the children stepped out of the car. However there is no information about the men after the incident. According to the official, the mother seemed to be speaking in Russian.

According to the provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khugyani, the attack took place in Jalalabad area.

TRTWorld and agencies