Taliban bomb and gun attack leaves three dead in Kabul
Three people were killed and more than 90 injured, including dozens of children, when Taliban gunmen launched an attack on a government building in the capital, Kabul.
The militants detonated a huge car bomb during the morning rush-hour before storming the building and opening fire on security forces.
A seven-hour gun battle ended with all five insurgents killed, officials said.
The Taliban said it had targeted a facility of the defence ministry.
The attack comes two days after a US special envoy began a seventh round of talks with the militant group in Qatar, aiming to bring an end to the 18-year war.
Monday’s blast sent a huge plume of smoke over the Puli Mahmood Khan district. Special forces cordoned off the area and sporadic gunfire and explosions could be heard, witnesses say. Helicopter gunships flew overhead.