Explosion Reported In Kabul City

Elias Hubbard
July 16, 2018

A suicide bomber walking through the streets of Shar-e-Naw, the busy commercial district in central Kabul, was spotted by police and gunned down before he could reach his target on Monday morning.

This comes as at least seven people were killed and at least fifteen other sustained injuries in a similar attack near the ministry of rural rehabilitation and development in West of Kabul city.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for that attack.

This is the second time in just over a month that this ministry had been targeted.

There were both civilians and security forces were among the casualties, Stanikzai said.

Last month a suicide bomber struck near the same ministry, killing 12 people and wounding 31 others, mostly government employees.

The attacker was described as a "martyrdom-seeker from the Islamic State" in a report by the jihadists´ propaganda agency Amaq citing an unnamed source, according to SITE.

Witnesses told local news outlets that the explosion was big, disrupting rush-hour traffic and ending a period of relative calm in the nation's capital after the June attack and two attacks in April that killed 85 people, including nine Afghan journalists.

The Taliban were responsible for 40 percent.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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