More than 50 civilian Afghans were shot dead in a joint operation between Islamic State and the Taliban, TASS reported. The bloody attack took place last night in the northern province of Sari Pull, where the forces under Kabul and local residents fought against the supporters of radical Muslim groups.
Afghan security forces battled gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul, BBC reports.
A bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, then three other attackers entered the compound, the Afghan interior ministry said.
Although the ministry said the siege had ended, reports of gunfire continued.
At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a Taliban car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul yesterday, officials said, the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital.
"The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines during rush hour," interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP.
The people of war-torn Afghanistan continue to bear the brunt of the grinding conflict with civilian deaths at their worst since records began, the United Nations said on July 17.
Deaths in the capital Kabul accounted for nearly 20 percent of the toll, according to the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) report, which covers the first half of the year.