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Published: Wed, November 01, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Five killed in bombing in Afghanistan's Green Zone

Five killed in bombing in Afghanistan's Green Zone

At least 13 people were killed, 13 more were wounded. In a tweet, Swaraj said she had a talk with India's Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra after the attack and no Indian nationals were injured.

An Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan has carried out several attacks in recent years, mainly targeting the country's Shiite minority, which the Sunni extremists view as apostates.

"We don't know the target but it happened a few meters from the defense ministry's foreign relations office. No casualties to our personnel".

The explosion was reported by the TOLOnews television channel.

The attack struck the heart of the city's diplomatic area, where many embassies and the head offices of major worldwide organizations including NATO's Resolute Support mission are located. Witnesses say police vehicles, ambulances were seen heading towards the scene of blast.

Initial reports suggest that the suicide bomber detonated explosives inside Kabul Green Zone close to Australian embassy. Earlier, Taliban attack has killed four policemen in southern Ghazni province on October 23. But the truck scanners, barriers, and checkpoints did not stop the latest attack on Kabul's diplomatic quarter.

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