At least six killed in explosion near Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

At least six killed in explosion near Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

At least six people were killed and several others sustained injuries in a blast near Afghanistan’s ministry of foreign affairs on Monday, Afghani media reported.

“A blast happened on Foreign Ministry’s Road near the Daudzai Trade Center in downtown Kabul this afternoon, eyewitnesses said, describing it as a heavy explosion,” tweeted Tolo News .

According to Kabul police spokesperson Khalid Zadran, “In Malik Asghar Square … a suicide attacker before reaching the target was identified at a check point and killed, but his explosives detonated.”

Khalid Zadran said several people were injured, including three Taliban security force members.

He did not name the target, but the blast took place in a busy downtown area near a checkpoint that guards a heavily fortified street housing several government buildings, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile, the Emergency NGO in Kabul said on Twitter that it has received 12 wounded from the blast near Foreign Ministry this afternoon while two other victims were already dead on arrival.

It added that one child is among those wounded in the explosion.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

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