Afghanistan: Six killed, eight wounded in explosion outside Kabul prison, says MoI

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The Afghanistan ministry of interior said on Wednesday that six people had been killed and eight wounded in the explosion near Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, TOLONews reported.

A suicide bomber reportedly targeted a prison staff bus that was transporting employees to work on Wednesday morning. The incident happened at about 7:30am local time after a vehicle belonging to Pul-e-Charkhi prison was targeted, according to the officials at the Ministry of Interior.

Earlier, Kabul police chief’s spokesman Basir Mujahid reported seven deaths and at least 14 injured persons.

MoI spokesman Najib Danish said three security force members and three civilians, including children, were killed in the attack.

However, no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast immediately.

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