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Suicide bomb near Afghan parliament kills 10

An Afghan policeman at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul. Credit: Reuters

A suicide attack in the Afghan capital has killed 10 and wounded 20, the Deputy Interior Minister said.

An explosion rocked the Deh Mazang area in Kabul on Monday near the parliament building, witnesses reported, Deputy Interior Minister Ayub Salangi said in a Twitter post.

The attack was the latest in a series to hit the Afghan capital this year as the Kabul government has pushed to revive a stalled peace process with the Taliban that broke down last year.


Afghan forces battle gunmen after Jalalabad suicide attack

Security forces in Afghanistan exchanged fire with gunmen near the Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad after a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing two people and wounding two people.

Witnesses said a series of explosions could be heard and local residents and school children had been evacuated.

The attacks come amid renewed efforts to restart peace talks with the Taliban and ease diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan.

Indian consulate in Afghanistan under attack by gunmen

The Indian consulate in Afghanistan came under attack on Sunday as gunmen attempted to enter the compound following twin explosions, a spokesman for the local governor said.

Afghan security forces battled a group of gunmen near the consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, officials said, as gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades rocked the surrounding area.

The attack, launched from a nearby house, came as Indian security forces were still trying to suppress an assault on an air base near the border withPakistan that has killed at least seven military personnel and wounded 20 others.

With an unknown number of gunmen holed up in the house across the street from the consulate, special forces units prepared an operation to clear the attackers, police spokesman Shir Jan Durani said.

No details were immediately available on any casualties or damage or on the number of attackers and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.


Taliban claim suicide blast in Afghan capital

At the scene security force personnel blocked off the site Credit: APTN

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on restaurant in Kabul that killed a 12-year-old boy and left more than a dozen people wounded, according to officials.

The bombing on Friday is the latest in a series of suicide attacks in the Afghan capital and targeted "Le Jardin", a restaurant popular with foreigners.

A police official said five people had been wounded in the blast, although a Taliban Twitter account said many "invaders" had been wounded or killed.

At the scene, large numbers of police and security force personnel blocked off the site, which was partially illuminated by flames from the explosion.

One dead and 13 injured in Kabul suicide attack

A suicide bomber killed at least one person and wounded 13 in an attack on a road near Kabul airport, officials in the Afghan capital said on Monday.

Suicide bomber kills one and injures 13 in road leading to Kabul airport. Credit: PA

A police officer at the scene told Reuters the suicide bomber walked up to a white pickup truck and detonated explosives he was wearing. A minibus was also destroyed by the explosion, which shattered the windows of nearby shops.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they were targeting a military convoy.

Officials say all victims of the attacks were civilians.

The incident follows a series of attacks this month claimed by Taliban insurgents, including an assault on a Spanish embassy guesthouse in the capital that began on Dec. 11 and a suicide bombing near Bagram air base that killed six American troops last week.

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