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13 Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack Near Australian Embassy in Kabul

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 af

Updated: November 1, 2017 12:18 AM IST

By India.com News Desk

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The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGS) has taken responsibility for the attacks, ABC News reported. (Representational Image)

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

“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.

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Defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the bomber “made it through the first checkpoint but was stopped at the second checkpoint and detonated”.

“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.

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