Bombing Rocks Kabul's Green Zone, Casualties Feared — ToloNews

The Afghan interior ministry and police confirmed there was an explosion in the heavily fortified area but could not immediately provide further details

Several feared dead, wounded as suicide attack rocks Kabul city

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

A police spokesman said the attacker may have been as young as 12.

A defence ministry spokesman said that the blast happened outside their building.

The target of the attack was not immediately clear but as well as foreign embassies, the area contains a defense ministry department dealing with foreign relations and several private businesses, including a barber and a travel agency.

The explosion was reported by the TOLOnews television channel.

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Many injured people were carried from the scene of the blast, put into ambulances and police pickup trucks and driven away.

A public health official told TOLO News that three dead bodies and 21 injured had been taken to city hospitals. The suicide attack took place near a gate of the academy, near Qambar square.

The last major assault in Kabul was on Oct 20 when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque during evening prayers, killing 56 and wounding 55.

Initial reports suggest that the suicide bomber detonated explosives inside Kabul Green Zone close to Australian embassy.

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