Kabul: At least 17 people were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday.
The insurgents said a suicide bomber detonated a device inside a car near the National Directorate of Security (NDS) while gunmen rushed in the building in Aybak city in the north of the country.
The interior ministry confirmed the attack, which took place hours before a three-day ceasefire agreed between the Taliban and Afghanistan.
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It has not been confirmed yet, who is behind the explosion.
However, The Taliban have denied any involvement in the attack.