MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 26 Jun 2019 04:39:00 +0000 Afghan official: Blast rocks country’s capital http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/59ec77233ed34a959bfd9cce0e7eab09 A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan's capital city on Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, officials said, killing at least two people a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks collapsed. At least six people were wounded. (April 20) 59ec77233ed34a959bfd9cce0e7eab09 Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:52:30 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Kabul, Afghanistan – 20 April 20191. Site of attack, UPSOUND explosion2. Various of Afghan security at the site of attack, people running UPSOUND gunfire, 3. Site of attack, Afghan security forces in street, an explosion on road, UPSOUND explosion, smoke rising4. Street and culture ministry entrance, UPSOUND gunfire5. Street and exterior of Afghan telecommunications ministry building, security forces armored vehicle reversing and driving ahead, UPSOUND sustained gunfire6. Security forces on a roof looking out, smoke and dust rising7. Security forces in street outside the building, UPSOUND explosion, sustained gunfire, more blasts8. Close reverse shot of security official with weapon9. Security forces at barriers, UPSOUND explosion10. People, climbing down ladder from a window, as they are evacuated from the Afghan culture ministry building which is next to Afghan telecommunications ministry building11. Firefighters running with ladder12. People being evacuated, firefighters putting another ladder up13. Various of people being evacuated from culture ministry building, security forces guarding STORYLINE: A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan's capital city on Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, officials said, killing at least two people a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks collapsed. At least six people were wounded. Police chief Gen. Sayed Mohammad Roshandil said the bomber blew himself up outside the telecommunications ministry, clearing the way for the other attackers to enter the building and the heavily guarded government compound in central Kabul. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the public health ministry, said that at least two people killed in the attack and so far six wounded people have been evacuated to hospitals. There are three women among the wounded, he added. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Both Taliban insurgents and the Islamic State group are active in eastern Afghanistan and have previously claimed attacks in Kabul. Taliban denied involvement in the attack happened in Kabul. Nasart Rahimi, a spokesman for the interior ministry said that operation is ended at the ministry of Telecommunication. "The operation is ended after all attackers were shot and killed by Afghan security forces," said Rahimi. The attack comes a day after Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks in Qatar were canceled. It would have marked the first time that Taliban and Kabul government officials sat together to negotiate an end to the war in Afghanistan and a withdrawal of U.S. troops. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan's capital city on Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, officials said, killing at least two people a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks collapsed. At least six people were wounded. (April 20) Afghan official: Blast rocks country’s capital