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At least 9 dead, 11 injured in Kabul suicide bomb blast

REUTERS
Published : Aug 15, 2018, 6:32 pm IST
Updated : Aug 15, 2018, 6:32 pm IST

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came after several weeks of relative calm in Kabul.

The public health ministry said 11 wounded had been brought to city hospitals, in addition to the nine killed. (Representational Image)
 The public health ministry said 11 wounded had been brought to city hospitals, in addition to the nine killed. (Representational Image)

Kabul: A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up in front of an educational centre in a mainly Shi’ite area in the west of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least nine people, officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came after several weeks of relative calm in Kabul but previous attacks on Shi’ite targets in the area have been claimed by Islamic State.

The public health ministry said 11 wounded had been brought to city hospitals, in addition to the nine killed.

The attack occurred as the government was facing heavy pressure over a Taliban attack on the central city of Ghazni which led to five days of intense fighting during which hundreds of civilians and members of the security forces were killed.

Tags: suicide bomber, bomb blast in kabul, taliban attack, blast in educational centre
Location: Afghanistan, Kabol, Kabul