5 killed and 10 wounded in Kabul suicide attack

A suicide attacker blew himself up during the security operation against illegal drugs and alcohol deals in the Afghan capital, Kabul, causing casualties among the security personnel. A Reuter’s reporter claimed that four police vehicles are seen leaving the scene in an area of the city not far from the US Embassy and other foreign missions with dead or wounded security personnel.

A security officer at the scene confirmed the explosion was caused by a suicide attack. Basir Mujahid, Kabul police spokesman said, at least five police officials were killed and 10 wounded but he said casualties’ number might vary. There is no official confirmation, yet police officers at the scene said that the bomber was wearing police or army uniform and had approached the security personnel group near where the controls on illegal drugs and alcohol had been carried out. 

“Kabul police force was present when a suicide bomber approached them and detonated his suicide vest, they could have stopped it from the tragedy,” Mujahid said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. The attack has happened days after a suicide bomber killed 41 people and wounded more than 800 at a Shi’ite cultural center in Kabul.

Sources – Hindustan Times, The Independent

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