large scale attack hits afghan capital after relative lull

Large-Scale Attack Hits Afghan Capital After Relative Lull


Suspected Islamic State militants attacked a government building in teeming central Kabul on Saturday, triggering a gunbattle with government forces that sent terrified workers scurrying for safety and left others huddled in their offices awaiting rescue. Ten people, including three police officers, were killed.

In a revival of the large-scale violence that has afflicted the exhausted and anxious Afghan capital, a suicide attacker set off his bomb near the entrance of the telecommunications ministry, the Interior Ministry…