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    At Least 4 Police Killed in Kabul Suicide Attack

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A suicide attack on Afghan police forces in Kabul on Thursday killed at least four officers and injured five others, a police spokesman said.

    Hashmat Stanekzai, the spokesman for Kabul's police chief, was quoted as saying by the Tolo News agency that the attack took place at 5 a.m. (00:30GMT).

    The agency said that the Taliban militant group had claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing in the capital’s Bagh-e-Daoud area.

    Earlier this week, a police source told Sputnik that a multiple rocket attacks have left three people wounded in the central Kabul.

    READ MORE: Rocket Attack Leaves 3 People Wounded in Central Kabul — Police Source

    Various militant groups, including the Taliban movement, continue to fight against the central government, as tensions in Afghanistan continue to escalate. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported earlier, that the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2018 was the highest in any six-month period since 2009.

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