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Official: Suicide bomber kills 1 in diplomatic area in Kabul

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a suicide bomber killed at least one person in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan’s capital.

Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said six people were wounded in Saturday’s attack in the Shash Darak area of Kabul, near NATO headquarters and not far from the U.S. Embassy.

Danish said the initial casualty count could rise.

No one has claimed responsibility but the Taliban and Islamic State militant group both have carried out past attacks in Kabul.

The resurgent Taliban and the newer IS affiliate have been blamed for increased violence in Afghanistan after U.S. and NATO forces concluded combat missions in 2014 that began after the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.

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