Kabul: According to a report by news agency Reuters, a terrorist blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday. The blast killed many people near a police station, including police personnel. No terrorist group has made the claim of the attack.
Six people were killed in the blast, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry. Ten police personnel and civilians, including women, were seriously injured in the blast.
The attacker on foot detonated his suicide vest close to the checkpoint near a school in central Kabul. The checkpoint is in the same area as the finance and justice ministries and close to the presidential palace.
Police spokesman Basir Mujahid said he was about 20 m (66 ft) away from the blast, near where a demonstration had broken up some 30 minutes before.
“I took four bodies away but there were more on the ground,” he said, without giving further details.
The attack came as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Kabul to protest against the government’s failure to prevent attacks by Taliban militants in two provinces.
The explosion came as Afghan security forces have been suffering scores of casualties in heavy fighting with Taliban militants in two provinces.