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Suicide bomber attacks vehicle in Kabul, killing four


A suicide bomber on a motorbike on Wednesday killed at least four people and wounded several in an attack on a vehicle carrying national security officials in Kabul, a security official at the scene in the Afghan capital said.

“A huge explosion happened here we didn’t know the type of blast exactly but the sound was very loud. Right after the explosion, ambulances arrived in the area and police blocked the scene,” said a resident Ahanzeb Khan.

An interior ministry official confirmed the attack but could not say immediately how many people had been killed or wounded.

A spokesman for the interior ministry Najib Danish, said the suicide bomber was on a motorbike and detonated himself in the Pul Mahmood Khan area (in Kabul).

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
In July, a powerful explosion ripped through crowds of minority Shia Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 80 people and leaving 231 others wounded.

Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack which came after a brief lull during the recent holy fasting month of Ramazan.

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