Suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least two police men and wounding several other people, officials said.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. He said another four other civilians were killed and 15 wounded in a gunbattle in the same district, in which two insurgents were killed and seven wounded.
After an easing of attacks in Kabul in February, Taliban and IS militants have stepped up raids in the city in recent months.
Afghan security personnel inspect the area of a suicide attack in the centre of Kabul, Afghanistan, where three suicide bombers struck two police stations.
About 30 minutes later, a group of at least five gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed a police station in central Kabul's upscale Shahr-e Naw area.
Daesh militants claimed the attack on Police Station 13 via a statement on their Amaq propaganda site.
Each the Taliban and IS incessantly goal Afghanistan's Western-backed authorities and safety forces. Health ministry spokesman Wahidullah Majroh said the casualty toll was likely to rise once security forces were able to get a clearer picture of the attack.
The attack occurred at around 12:30pm when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives near the police headquarters and four others entered into building of a private travel agency in the area and started their attacks from the roof the building, the police chief said.
A "clearance operation" is still under way, he added.
The second attack unfolded in the Shar-e Naw business district near the office of a travel agency that processes visa applications for India. The Indian embassy and some of its consulates in Afghanistan have previously been targeted by the Taliban.
Pakistan condemned the attacks as "blatant terrorism targeting innocent civilians", according to a statement from the country's foreign affairs ministry.
Twin suicide bombings claimed by IS last week killed at least 25 people, including nine journalists who had rushed to the scene of the first attack, in the deadliest assault on reporters since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Those attacks were claimed by IS.
A police source told AFP the blast in the afternoon was caused by an attacker blowing himself up.
The Taliban recently launched their annual spring offensive, in an apparent rejection of a peace talks overture by the Afghan government.
Their Operation Al Khandaq will target United States forces and "their intelligence agents" as well as their "internal supporters", a Taliban statement said on April 25.
Elsewhere in Afghanistan, the Taliban superior on a district compound, officers mentioned Wednesday, with one reporting the seize of the northern district by the insurgents and one other saying heavy preventing was nonetheless underway.
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