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Suicide bomber kills one in diplomatic area in Kabul

Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said six people were wounded in Saturday’s attack in the Shash Darak area of Kabul, near NATO headquarters and not far from the US Embassy.

world Updated: Feb 24, 2018 11:00 IST
Associated Press, Kabul
Kabul attack,Afghanistan,Diplomatic area
File photo of Afghan police officers in Kabul. (Reuters)

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber killed at least one person in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan’s capital.

Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said six people were wounded in Saturday’s attack in the Shash Darak area of Kabul, near NATO headquarters and not far from the US Embassy.

Danish said the initial casualty count could rise.

No one has claimed responsibility but the Taliban and Islamic State militant group both have carried out past attacks in Kabul.

The resurgent Taliban and the newer IS affiliate have been blamed for increased violence in Afghanistan after US and NATO forces concluded combat missions in 2014 that began after the 9/11 attacks in the US.

First Published: Feb 24, 2018 10:58 IST