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Afghanistan: Suicide attack by Daesh kills 6 in Kabul

25th Dec 2017
Afghanistan: Suicide attack by Daesh kills 6 in Kabul

By Shadi Khan Saif

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): A suicide blast close to the compound of Afghanistan’s top spy agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), in the capital Kabul on Monday killed at least six people, officials confirmed.

Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told Anadolu Agency that six people were killed and three wounded in the attack. The attacker was reportedly on foot and detonated his explosives close to the NHS compound at around 8.00 a.m. (0330GMT).

In a statement issued through the group’s Amaq news agency, Islamic State said it was also behind Monday’s attack.

All the casualties reported were of civilian passersby.Afghan officials say a suicide blast early Monday in Kabul killed two intelligence officers and four civilians, while injuring two people

The spy agency’s compound, close to the diplomatic zone, is located on Shash Darak Street.

The blast comes a week after the group claimed an attack on a training facility of the same agency, the National Directorate for Security, in Kabul that ended when the attackers were killed before causing significant casualties.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo: Afghan security officials inspect the site after a group of armed insurgents launched a coordinated attack on a training facility of the Afghan intelligence earlier today in Kabul, Afghanistan on December 18, 2017.  Photographer: Haroon Sabawoon/AA]

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