KABUL – At least six civilians died as a result of the attack suicide bomb in the capital Afghanistan , Kabul, Monday (27/3/2023). The explosion occurred near a security checkpoint leading to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to police.
“In Malik Asghar Square, a suicide bomber before reaching the target was identified at a checkpoint and killed. But his explosives exploded,” said Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran.
He said several people were injured, including three members of the Taliban security forces. Zadran did not specify the target, but the explosion occurred in a busy downtown area near a heavily fortified checkpoint.
The area houses several government buildings, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The nearby Emergency Hospital, which is run by an Italian NGO, has received 12 injured patients and two bodies.
Kabul and other urban areas have been hit by several attacks in recent months, some of which were claimed by Islamic State militants.
An explosion in January killed at least five people and injured dozens at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as employees exited the building at the end of the workday.
The Taliban government says it is focused on securing the country and has carried out several attacks on suspected ISIS members in recent weeks.
Monday’s incident occurred around lunch time, when the city was very busy due to government office staff leaving earlier that day during the holy month of Ramadan.
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