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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.

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