Taliban strike Kabul’s defense ministry, intelligence headquarters; 28 killed

The Taliban carried out an attack, including a car bomb, in Kabul on Tuesday morning against Afghanistan's Defense Ministry and its National Directorate of Security, which is responsible for protecting senior government officials. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, the city's police chief, said the death toll stood at 28 but that number was likely to rise. Most of the fatalities were civillians. According to health officials, 327 people were wounded in the attack. The Taliban said the strike marked the start of its spring offensive.

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