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Deadly suicide attack in Kabul

At least nine people have been killed and fourteen injured in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. The bomber targeted the country's Defence Ministry building in Kabul.

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Blast near Ministry of Defence in Afghan capital Kabul

An explosion has occurred close to the Ministry of Defence in the Afghan capital Kabul, a department official has told Reuters.

Witnesses separately reported hearing a large blast to the news agency.

The incident comes a day after the US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel arrived in the country on a surprise visit.

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