KABUL, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Five civilians were killed and another five suffered injuries as three explosions rocked the Kabul Police Headquarters here on Saturday.
Officials said the explosions took place in the morning hours when large number of people from different areas of this Afghan capital arriving on foot as well as through public transport in the Deh Afghanan area for Eid shopping.
Interior Ministry spokesman Zmaray Bashari said two police personnel were among the injured. He would not say what caused the huge explosions.
However, a police officer, who wished not to be named, the blasts were caused by BM1 missiles. But again, he would not mention the reason while the missiles went off.
Taliban, on the other hand, said they were responsible for the blasts.
Zabeehullah Mujahid, calling himself spokesman for the Taliban movement, said their men had fired three rockets on the police headquarters from an undisclosed location.
He said several policemen were killed and injured in the blasts.
However, he would not give the exact number of casualties. The so-called spokesman also did not mention the civilian casualties in the explosions. (end) gk.tg KUNA 151613 Dec 07NNNN