At least three died in Afghanistan’s capital on Sunday in separate bomb and gun attacks, local police of Kabul told Associated Press, a day after a barrage of mortar shells shook the city.
Two killed and at least two others wounded by a sticky bomb attached to an armored vehicle in northern Kabul, according to Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief. No further details were immediately available.
Faramarz also said that an Afghan government prosecutor was shot dead in eastern Kabul. The prosecutor was attacked in the Kart-e Now neighborhood when he was on his way to his office, the police spokesman said.
In Kabul, no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. In recent months, the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks on the capital including horrific attacks on educational institutions that killed as many as fifty people, most of them students.
The Sunday attacks happened as a day earlier the IS militants hit the capital with a barrage of mortar shells, killing at least one civilian and wounding a second, amid a countrywide spike in violence.
The extremist group, on its affiliated Amaq News site, claimed responsibility and said it fired ten Katyusha rockets toward the capital’s Hamid Karzai International Airport.
While the other rounds landed in residential areas of the city, three shells hit the airport according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. In recent months, violence in Afghanistan has spiked even as the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators meet in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar to hammer out a peace deal that could put an end to decades of war.
The Taliban have waged bitter battles against IS fighters, particularly in IS strongholds in eastern Afghanistan. (AP)