The humanitarian agency CARE has come under car bomb attack in Kabul, followed by at least two terrorists breaking into its offices, Afghan officials have confirmed. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said at least one civilian has been killed and one wounded, Kokcha Press reported.

One suicide attacker has been killed while the second has entered a gunfight with security forces, according to Kabul’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief, as cited by TOLOnews.

Another blast heard and gun firing still going on in attack on CARE NGO in PD4 Kabul.

— Pajhwok Afghan News (@pajhwok) September 6, 2016 The CID chief said three people were in the building at the time of the attack, one of whom has been rescued.

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Two other people are still in the building.

The terrorists entered the NGO building after the vehicle was detonated, Pajwok Afghan News tweeted, citing a source.

#BREAK at least one person killed & 6 others wounded in a attack on an NGO office in #Kabul @moispokesman told me fighting is ongoing

— Khalil Noori (@KhalilNoori) September 6, 2016

Source says that a vehicle detonated then 2 or more than 2 terrorists entered inside an Humanitarian Aids Organization CARE

PD2 Kabul #AFG

— Pajhwok Afghan News (@pajhwok) September 6, 2016

#MoI Says Target Of #Kabul City Attack Was A Charity

— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) September 6, 2016 Earlier, journalist Jennifer Glasse reported that a bomb blast was heard, and that the explosion is believed to be near the Defense Ministry, which is located 3.1 kilometers (1.9 miles) from the NGO.

Founded in 1945, CARE International is a humanitarian agency based in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia.

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The organization says its program in Afghanistan “strives to strengthen self-reliance while promoting basic human rights, good governance and social, economic and gender equality.”

The attack comes on the heels of three blasts in Kabul on Monday that killed at least 30 people and injured 90 others.

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