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At Least 3 Killed in ISIS Bombing in Kabul

At Least 3 Killed in ISIS Bombing in Kabul

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 - 13:30
Afghan policemen carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan October 31, 2017. (Reuters)

At least three people were killed on Tuesday in an ISIS suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul, announced an Afghan official.

The attack in central Kabul took place near the US embassy. The area is also houses other foreign embassies and government departments.

A Reuters television team counted eight people who appeared to have been killed, besides several wounded at the scene, which was shrouded in smoke from the explosion. All the casualties appeared to be Afghan civilians.

Wahid Mujro, spokesman for the Health Ministry, says 15 people were wounded in Tuesday's blast, which took place in Wazir Akbar Khan.

The site of the explosion is about 500 meters (yards) from the American Embassy.

General Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Defense Ministry, said the bomber was on foot. Police were also investigating whether it was a bomb planted earlier.

The ISIS terrorist group later said in a statement that the attacker was wearing an explosives belt.

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