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Afghanistan: 27 killed and 35 injured in suicide attack

Afghan security forces keep watch after the explosion. Credit: Reuters

At least 27 people have been killed and 35 wounded after a suicide attack at Shia mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan police have said.

An attacker entered the Baqir ul Olum mosque during a ceremony, the interior ministry said in a statement.

There was no immediately claim of responsibility.

In July, more than 80 people were killed in an attack on a demonstration by the mostly Shia Hazara minority that was claimed by so-called Islamic State militants.

Suicide bomber 'kills at least four' in Kabul

A van is towed away after the blast. Credit: Reuters

At least four people have been killed and several others injured after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A security official said a suicide bomber was riding a motorbike and targeted a vehicle carrying national security officials.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

An interior ministry official confirmed the attack but could not say how many people had been killed or injured.

"The suicide bomber was on a motorbike and detonated himself in the Pul Mahmood Khan area (in Kabul). The target is unclear but there were casualties," interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.


Four killed and 14 injured in Taliban blast at Nato air base

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an explosion which killed at least four at the Nato air base at Bagram, north of Kabul in Afghanistan.

At least 14 others were injured in the blast which happened just after 5.30am, the Nato-led Resolute Support mission said.

There was no immediate word on the identity of the victims.

A Nato spokesperson said: "Response teams at Bagram continue to treat the wounded and investigate the incident."

The Taliban's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack on his Twitter account.

Explosion rocks German consulate in Afghanistan

An explosion has shaken the German consulate in Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman has said, with reports of a gun battle ensuing.

The blast happened in front of the building in the northern city of Mazari-i-Sharif - with the Taliban issuing a statement claiming they had sent suicide bombers to the consulate to carry out the attack.

Residents reported hearing a "huge explosion" which shattered windows in the surrounding buildings.

Walter Hassmann, the German ambassador to Afghanistan, said the "incident is ongoing" but would not confirm any further details.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties.

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