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Seven killed in suicide attack near Kabul prison: officials

October 31, 2018

464503_11302155KABUL (AFP) – A suicide bomber targeting a bus carrying employees of Kabul’s biggest prison killed at least seven people on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest attack in the Afghan capital.

Another five were wounded in the blast near the facility, which police spokesman Basir Mujahid said had hit a vehicle that staff of Pul-e-Charkhi prison were travelling in.

The attacker was on foot, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, but the Islamic State group has claimed most suicide attacks in Kabul in recent months.

The attack comes days after a suicide bomber blew himself up near the entrance of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission in Kabul, killing at least one person and wounding six.


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