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12 dead, 31 wounded in blast outside govt ministry in Kabul

REUTERS
Published : Jun 11, 2018, 2:01 pm IST
Updated : Jun 11, 2018, 3:47 pm IST

The blast took place at the entrance to Afghanistan’s rural rehabilitation and development ministry.

No group immediately claimed responsibility. (Photo; AFP | Representational)
 No group immediately claimed responsibility. (Photo; AFP | Representational)

Kabul: A suicide bomber killed 12 people and wounded more than 30 on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan’s rural rehabilitation and development ministry in the west of the capital, government spokesmen said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility.

“Woman, children and employees of the ministry are among the victims,” Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry, told Reuters.

Afghan Taliban militants on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Muslim Eid holiday at the end of this week, their first offer of its kind, days after the government declared an unconditional ceasefire of its own against the Taliban.

Tags: roadside bomb, kabul, taliban, islamic state, suicide bomber
Location: Afghanistan, Kabol, Kabul