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Afghanistan: At least 12 killed, 30 injured in Kabul suicide attack near ministry

Afghanistan: At least 12 killed, 30 injured in Kabul suicide attack near ministry

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Jun 2018, 04:14 pm

Kabul, June 11 (IBNS): At least 12 people were killed and 31 wounded in a suicide attack outside a government ministry in the west of Kabul city on Monday, media reports said.

The lone suicide bomber blew himself up when employees were leaving the office of the Rural Rehabilitation ministry.

Local Khaama Press quoted the Kabul police officials as saying that at least 15 employees of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development were killed or wounded in a suicide attack near the ministry compound.

The officials further added that the casualties toll could further rise as the employees were targeted as they were leaving for their homes.

Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai confirmed that the incident has taken place close to the entrance of the ministry and the area has been cordoned off by the police forces.

The Public Health Ministry officials are saying that the blast has left at least 12 dead and nearly 30 others have sustained injuries.

In the meantime, eyewitnesses in the area are saying that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives while the ministry employees were leaving for their homes and there are fears that several people have been killed or wounded.

Afghanistan: At least 12 killed, 30 injured in Kabul suicide attack near ministry

India Blooms News Service
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