3 ISIS explosions spark gun battle in Kabul

Security forces became embroiled in a shootout with gunmen after three Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) blasts rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday. At least six people have been injured in the violence and a spokesman for the health ministry said that the casualty toll was likely to rise. One of the blasts took place at the entrance to a police station in the center of the city where a suicide bomber blew himself up in an area near embassies and government offices, an interior ministry official said. Dozens of people have been killed in suicide attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks, including twin blasts on April 30 which killed 26 people, including nine journalists.