Over half a dozen people killed in Kabul blast claimed by Islamic State

Published By ITCT News Desk On : November 12, 2018
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Afghanistan: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least ten people near a police checkpoint, including policemen, Afghan officials said.

At least ten people were killed in the explosion, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry. Ten policemen and civilians, including women, were injured in the blast, which took place close to a police check point in Kabul city center near Serena Hotel.

Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP) group has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a release by Amaq Agency.

 

According to initial reports, there was a protest taking place near the blast site. Locals had gathered near Afghan Presidential Palace to protest against government’s failure to secure Jaghori and other districts from Taliban.

Photo of the Kabul suicide bomber released by IS, identified as Jalibib al-Khurasani

 

This story will be updated in case of new information. 

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