The casualties toll as a result of a deadly attack in Afghanistan's capital Kabul has climbed to 64 deaths and 347 wounded, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) was quoted as saying by Khaama Press.
The attack on Directorate of Security for Prominent Figures was launched around 9:00 am local time after a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) was detonated near the compound.
The explosion triggered heavy gun battle between the Afghan forces and the Taliban insurgents that continued for several hours before the assailants were shot dead.
Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the attack which comes amid rampant insurgency led by the group since they announced their spring offensive.
The attack was widely condemned by the Afghan officials as well as the international community.
Source ; MENA