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Four killed, 20 wounded in Kabul bombing

AT-KABUL: At least four people were killed and 20 more injured Tuesday after a suicide bomber blew himself up in Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic area, and ‘Green Zone’ of Kabul, home to many embassies and international organizations.

Kabul Police Spokesman, Basir Mujahid said it was a suicide attack, carried out by a 10 or 12-year old boy.

“Four people including a woman were martyred in the attack,” Mujahid said, adding that the suicide bomber was on foot.

The target of the bomber was not clear, as there were no vehicles or important individuals to be targeted, he added.

Ministry of Public Health said they have received three death bodes and 20 injured persons from the attack. Ismail Kawosi, the ministry spokesman said a woman was among the killed persons.

The Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorist claimed responsibly for the attack.

President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack, ordering intelligence officials to find out how the bomber managed to enter the heavily fortified enclave.

Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah also condemned the attack in strongest possible terms.  “I condemn the inhuman and coward terrorist attack that killed innocent Afghans in Kabul today (Tuesday). Those wounded are receiving best medical care,” he twitted.

This comes as recently Taliban and Daesh terrorists have stepped up attacks on Afghan security installations and mosques.

This month, Kabul witnessed several attacks including the deadliest mosque attack in which dozens of people were killed and wounded. Moreover, more than 10 army cadets were killed after a suicide bomber targeted their vehicle while heading toward home from training facility in Kabul city.

However, the most deadly one was on May 31 when a truck bombing ripped through the diplomatic area of Kabul, near German embassy, in which more than 500 Kabul citizens have been killed and wounded.

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