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Afghanistan: Suicide attack in Kabul kills 7

16th Jul 2018
Afghanistan: Suicide attack in Kabul kills 7

By Shadi Khan Saif

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA): At least seven people were killed in a suicide attack on Afghanistan’s Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in the capital Kabul on Sunday, officials and local media confirmed.

Najib Danish, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, informed Anadolu Agency a lone suicide attacker detonated his explosives close to the entrance in Darul Aman area of the city. He confirmed seven people — most of them employees of the ministry — lost lives and fifteen more were wounded in this attack.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. According to local Tolo News, it appeared that the suicide bomber might have targeted a vehicle carrying foreigners who were leaving the ministry at around 4.30 p.m. (1200GMT).

The same ministry was target of a similar attack last month, killing 12 people and injuring more than 30.

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Sunday confirmed 5,122 civilian casualties (1,692 deaths and 3,430 injured), in the first six months of 2018,which is the most recorded in the first half of the year since it began documenting civilian casualties in 2009.

[Archive Photo: In an earlier suicide bombing wrecked car at the scene after a suicide bombing in Jalalabad in Eastern Nanganhar province of Afghanistan on July 10, 2018. Photographer: Zabihullah Ghazi/AA]

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