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At least 8 dead Following residential districts at Kabul Struck in mortar attack

Approximately 23 mortars slammed into various areas of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least eight people and wounding 31 others.

A spokesman in the Interior Ministry said the shells were fired from two automobiles.

The terrorists seem to have been targeting residential areas such as the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, which homes diplomatic assignments.

Groups associated with Islamic State also function in Kabul and maintained they were supporting recent episodes involving two strikes on educational institutions that killed over fifty people.

Also as insurgent groups, you will find some heavily armed warlords with militias dwelling in Kabul with long-standing animosities against each other.

The mortar barrage comes as agents of the Afghan government and the Taliban continued to hold discussions in Qatar, although progress was slow.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to press for a decrease in violence in his encounters with both Taliban and authorities negotiating teams afterward on Saturday through a daylong halt in Doha.

The Taliban have largely ignored such preceding requests.

Hours before the assault rattled Kabul, a bomb attached to a vehicle murdered one safety employee and injured three other people in an eastern neighborhood of the funding, said Kabul authorities spokesperson Ferdaws Faramarz.