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The Financial Express

Suicide blast in Afghan capital Kabul close to intelligence agency

Published: December 25, 2017 12:09:56 | Updated: December 25, 2017 22:24:26


Afghan security forces keep watch at a check point close to the compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. - Reuters photo Afghan security forces keep watch at a check point close to the compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. - Reuters photo

A suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul today, killing six civilians, officials said.

The attacker struck at a time when workers were arriving at their offices. It comes a week after militants stormed a National Directorate of Security (NDS) training centre in the Afghan capital, according to PTI report run by the Times of India.

Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said six civilians in a car were killed when the attacker detonated himself.

“Six people were martyred and three others were wounded,” Danish said.

“They were hit when they were passing the area in their Toyota sedan vehicle. We still do not know the target of the attack but it happened on the main road.”

The health ministry confirmed the death toll but put the number of wounded at one.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack in Kabul which in recent months has become one of the deadliest places in the war-torn country for civilians.

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