Afghanistan: Suicide bombing at police base in Kabul kills at least 9, injures 12

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said the attacker joined a line of people waiting to enter the local headquarters of a branch of the national police after having lunch and praying outside.

By: AP | Kabul | Updated: February 1, 2016 6:15 pm
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A suicide bomber killed at least nine people and wounded 12 in an attack on a police base in Kabul on Monday, an Afghan official said.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said the attacker joined a line of people waiting to enter the local headquarters of a branch of the national police after having lunch and praying outside. The bomber detonated his payload after being spotted near the gate.

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“Unfortunately the majority of the killed and wounded are civilians,” Mujahid said, adding that two police officers were among the dead and a third was wounded.

The attack targeted the Afghan National Civil Order Police, a militarized force that often fights on the front lines of the war with the Taliban.

The attack took place in a busy part of western Kabul, near the zoo. Officials had initially said the explosion was caused by a suicide car bomb.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter. The insurgents, who have been at war with the government for 15 years, often target local security forces.

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    Sirius
    Feb 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm
    ISI sponsored attack . Similar to Kashmir, ISI will claim that the incident is due to internal disaffection ...
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      Me Marathi
      Feb 2, 2016 at 4:38 am
      Islamic jihadi b@stards at it again !!
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