13 Killed, 18 Injured in Kabul Suicide Bombing: Officials

(Last Updated On: January 5, 2018)

At least 13 policemen killed and 18 others including two civilians were injured after a suicide attacker hit Kabul City late on Thursday, officials said.

The blast took place at around 08:45 pm local time in Banayee area, Police District 9 of the city, the Interior Ministry Spokesman, Najib Danish said.

Kabul police chief, Gen. Salim Ihsas told reporters on Friday that 13 policeman lost their lives in the attack.

He added that 16 policeman and two civilians were injured after a suicide attacker detonated his explosives vest among the anti-riot police that was gathered to prevent a protest in the area.

The so-called Islamic State also known as Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

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