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29 killed as gunmen storm gov’t building in Kabul

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KABUL (Xinhua) – At least 29 people have been killed as militants stormed a building of Afghanistan’s Ministry for Public Work in Kabul, triggering explosions and a gun battle with the police, media reports said.

The siege, on Monday, lasted for about eight hours, leaving 29 dead and over 20 injured.

According to Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh, the militants entered the compound of the ministry after detonating an explosive-laden car outside.

At least two explosions were heard during the stand-off.The first blast took place at 3:20 p.m. local time (1050 GMT) outside the Ministry of Public Work.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

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