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At least 10 dead in Kabul 'suicide' bomb attack

Demonstrators from Afghanistan's Hazara minority at a protest in Kabul Credit: Reuters

At least ten are dead after an explosion at a demonstration in Kabul apparently caused by a suicide bomber, interior ministry officials said.

Dozens are reported to be injured and there are fears the death toll may rise after the attacker struck a packed protest where people were demanding a change of the route of a power transmission line.


Shooter was in psychiatric care and had no criminal record

Mourners lay tributes at the scene Credit: Reuters

The shooter was in psychiatric and medical care, the Bavaria prosecutors' office spokesman said.

He had a book in his room about "rampage shooting in the mind", Bavaria's police chief said.

No suicide note has yet been found and his parents were unable to help police with the investigation due to shock, he added.

He was not known to police before the attack and had no criminal record.


French border control booths 'understaffed overnight'

The Port of Dover Credit: PA

French border control booths have been "seriously understaffed" leading to huge queues in Dover, the port said.

A Port of Dover spokesman said in a statement: "French border control booths have been seriously understaffed overnight with only three booths available for tourists out of a potential seven.

"At one stage, only one French officer was available to check passengers on hundreds of coaches, resulting in each coach taking 40 minutes to process."

It added that it "shares the frustration" of drivers and said it had raised concerns with the government over "manning levels" and the government had raised it with the French government.

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