Blast Hits Afghan Capital, 12 Killed, 8 Wounded

© REUTERS / Mohammad IsmailAn Afghan security forces holds up his rifle as he walks at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan February 27, 2016
An Afghan security forces holds up his rifle as he walks at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan February 27, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Suicide bomber carried out the explosion near the defense ministry in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, that killed at least 12 people, according to local media.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An explosion in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul took place on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people killed and eight others wounded, local media reported, citing the Afghan Defense Ministry.

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According to Pajhwok news agency, a suicide bomber has carried out the explosion near the defense ministry.

No radical group active in the region has yet claimed responsibility for the incident.

Earlier in the day, a suicide attack near the governor’s office in northeastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province killed more than 10 and wounded some 50 civilians.

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