A series of explosions in Kabul

The series of explosions are the latest attacks on the Afghan capital

At least five people were killed and 16 wounded in the attacks, Health Ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh told reporters.

The Taliban and the terror group Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The Taliban claimed the second attack in a statement sent to media.

In the eastern Nangarhar province, a rocket fired by insurgents struck a market, killing two people and wounding 19, according to Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor.

Ariana TV footage showed a thick plume of black smoke rising into the sky while a photo posted on Twitter purportedly of the west Kabul police station showed a building on fire.

Amin said a separate attack in central Kabul, in which a suicide bomber struck at the entrance to a police station, set off fighting that was still underway.

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched apparently coordinated attacks on two Kabul police stations yesterday, killing at least five people, with security forces still searching for assailants as the city braces for more violence.

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In the first attack on the Dasht-e Barchi police station in western Kabul, two militants threw hand grenades and blew themselves up, setting the building on fire, Barmak said. He said there was sporadic gunfire after the blast, as a "cleanup operation" was carried out.

Six wounded were brought into the trauma hospital run by Italian medical aid group Emergency, of whom one was dead on arrival.

Fighting traditionally picks up in Afghanistan as warmer weather melts snow in mountain passes, allowing insurgents to move around more easily and the Taliban have put security forces under heavy pressure in many areas of the country. It was unclear who was behind the assaults, however the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are each lively within the province.

Afghan security personnel inspect at the site of a suicide attack, in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yuresh mentioned the preventing continues to be underway and that authorities forces nonetheless maintain the compound. He did not have any immediate word on casualties.

Earlier this month, an attack in Kabul that included a secondary explosion in a crowd that gathered after a first explosion, killed more than 25 people, including nine journalists.

An Afghan lawmaker says Taliban fighters have captured a second remote district compound in two days. A would-be suicide bomber was also gunned down before he could reach his target nearby.

The Taliban issued an announcement saying they management the district and claiming to have killed 10 safety forces. The Taliban have captured several districts in different parts of the country from Afghan security forces since 2014, when the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation formally concluded their combat mission and shifted to a supporting role.

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