Kabul bomb blast: Explosion in embassy zone causes multiple casualties

Kabul bomb blast: Explosion in embassy zone causes multiple casualties

Kabul bomb blast: Explosion in embassy zone causes multiple casualties

At least 13 people were killed, 13 more were wounded.

According to a BBC report, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in which a suicide bomber, who was thought to be as young as 12 or 13, blasted him in central Kabul.

Western officials say the campaign has inflicted significant casualties on Taliban fighters in the provinces but say the battlefield losses may push the insurgents to attack Kabul and other high profile targets.

In a statement, Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. "There were no casualties to our personnel", Waziri said.

"I was 100m away when the explosion happened and as I ran towards the site I saw several people lying in blood - one had been hit in the head and was moving".


The explosion was reported by the TOLOnews television channel.

The attack in central Kabul took place near the U.S. embassy.

The explosion occurred at 4:06 p.m. local time (1136 GMT) in Wazir Akbar Khan area, a fortified diplomatic enclave in Kabul.

A suicide bomber reportedly detonated an explosive device inside Kabul's 'Green Zone' in the vicinity of the Australian embassy.

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