Kabul, October 31: A suicide bomber reportedly detonated explosives inside Kabul Green Zone close to Australian embassy. The unconfirmed initial reports suggested that 13 persons lost their lives after the attack in Wazir Akbar Khan district. Local people said that many among the deceased were Afghan government employees. No group has taken the responsibility for the attack.Also Read - Blast Hits Mosque in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, 12 Injured: Report
“The suicide attack was carried out by an underage bomber, a boy we think 13 or 15 years old, killing at least four and wounding over a dozen more civilians,” said interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish. A police spokesman said the attacker may have been as young as 12. Also Read - Afghan Baby Handed to US Troops Over Kabul Airport Fence Still Missing: Reports
Defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the bomber “made it through the first checkpoint but was stopped at the second checkpoint and detonated”. Also Read - Afghan Families Selling Young Daughters In Exchange For Money To Survive Economic Crisis
“We don’t know the target but it happened a few metres from the defence ministry’s foreign relations office. There were no casualties to our personnel,” Waziri said.
The Country has faced a slew of attacks in recent days. Earlier, Taliban attack has killed four policemen in southern Ghazni province on October 23. In Kabul, two rockets fired from the east of the Afghan capital.
In another bomb attack, 15 cadets were killed at Marshal Fahim Military Academy in Kabul on October 21. The suicide attack took place near a gate of the academy, near Qambar square.