A suicide bomber on a bicycle struck outside the Afghan Defense Ministry today in one of two attacks that claimed the lives of at least 18 people. Nine people were killed in the bombing at the ministry.
Around half an hour later, another suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint in Khost, in eastern Afghanistan. An Afghan policeman and eight civilians died in the blast.
The Taliban says it was behind the attack at the ministry which coincided with a visit to the area by the US Defence Minister.
More top news
Donald Trump has signed an executive order withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Donald Trump made a number of "Day One" promises during the US election campaign. So what were they?
The white sheepdog puppies were pulled out by rescuer workers after surviving five days under tons of snow and rubble.