Kabul attack: Gunmen launch assault on communications ministry in Afghan capital

A loud explosion followed by gunfire rocked the city a day after Taliban representatives were to meet with Afghan officials

An Afghan Security personnel stands guard on the perimeter of the Telecommunication Ministry during a gunfight with insurgents in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Afghan officials say an explosion has rocked the telecommunications ministry in the capital city of Kabul. Nasart Rahimi, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said Saturday the blast occurred during a shootout with security forces. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)