Afghan officials say at least 19
people have been killed and 46 others wounded in nearly simultaneous suicide
bomb attacks in the capital, Kabul.
The Taliban claimed responsibility
for the attacks Wednesday in phone calls to VOA and other reporters in Kabul.
Afghan officials at least seven militants died in the assault.
five suicide bombers, armed with automatic weapons, attacked the Afghan Justice
Ministry at about 5:30 UTC in the center of Kabul near the presidential
VOA correspondent at the scene Barry Newhouse says the Afghan
army and police have sealed off the surrounding area.
targeted the general directorate of prisons. The Taliban claim two suicide
bombers attacked the building.