Attack on Iraqi Embassy in Kabul over

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan Interior Ministry says a four-hour-long attack on the Iraq Embassy in Kabul is over.

The attack began shortly before noon on Monday, after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the embassy gates. Another three attackers stormed inside the building from where they battled Afghan security forces.

The Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish says all the attackers were all eventually killed.

Shortly after the attack began, an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan said it was behind the assault.

The ministry has not released official casualty figures but condemned the attack as “un-Islamic and inhuman.”

Danish also says the embassy building suffered extensive damage with windows broken, and several rooms badly burned.

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