Two blasts and gunfire were heard in Kabul on Tuesday as unidentified attackers stormed into a hospital in the western part of Afghanistan’s capital, according to local media.
Footage has emerged from near the scene of Tuesday’s hospital attack in Kabul.
In videos posted by local media and eyewitnesses, heavy gunfire is heard in the vicinity of a Doctors Without Borders clinic in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood of west Kabul.
Afghanistan’s Interior Minister confirmed the attack and said that special forces had been deployed to the area.
According to the local outlet TOLOnews, a blast occurred near the hospital, while local residents heard sounds of at least two explosions and gunfire from inside the building.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the attack had caused any casualties and what group was behind it. The Taliban denied its involvement.