Afghanistan: According to authorities, a suicide bomber in the Afghan capital’s vicinity of a security checkpoint heading to the foreign ministry on Monday killed at least six civilians. According to Kabul police spokesperson Khalid Zadran, a suicide attacker in Malik Asghar Square was killed but his explosives detonated before he reached his intended target. He claimed that several persons, including three Taliban security force personnel, were hurt.
Kabul and other urban areas have experienced a number of attacks
He did not specify the target, although the explosion happened close to a checkpoint that watches a roadway lined with heavily fortified buildings, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a bustling downtown area. According to the country director of the nearby Emergency Hospital, 12 injured people and two bodies had been transported there. In recent months, Kabul and other urban areas have experienced a number of attacks, some of which have been claimed by terrorists associated with the Islamic State.
Main priority is securing the nation
At least five people were murdered and dozens more were hurt in a bomb that occurred at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in January as staff members were leaving the building at the end of the workday. The Taliban government has said that its main priority is securing the nation and that it has recently conducted multiple operations against people it believes to be affiliated with the Islamic State. The event on Monday happened about noon, a time of day when the city is particularly busy due to early dismissals from government offices for the holy month of Ramadan.