Afghanistan: At least 10 killed in suicide bombing in Kabul

New Delhi (NVI): A suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, has killed at least 10 people and wounded nearly 20 others, including children, according to Afghan government officials.

The explosion struck outside Kawsar-e-Danish education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul.

The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said that the attacker was trying to enter the center when he was stopped by security guards.

His tweet read, “The suicide bomber was identified before reaching the target. This evening, a suicide bomber in the 13th district of Kabul, in the area of Pol-e-Khoshk, who wanted to enter the Kowsar training center, was identified by the center’s guards before reaching his target and blew himself up inside the alley. So far, 10 martyrs and 20 wounded have been transferred.”

However, no group has claimed immediate responsibility for the bombing. The Taliban rejected any connection with the attack.

Earlier today, a roadside bomb blast killed nine people in eastern Afghanistan after it struck a minivan full of civilians, a local official said.

There has been an upsurge in violence between Taliban and Afghan forces in the country recently, even as representatives from the two warring sides began their own peace talks in Doha to end the decades-long war in Afghanistan.

-CHK