HEADLINE At least 40 killed in deadly Kabul suicide attack

HEADLINE

At least 40 killed in deadly Kabul suicide attack

By Xu Wei | People's Daily app

19:11, December 28, 2017

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The site of a suicide attack in kabul, Afghanistan (Photo: TOLO News)

Islamabad (People’s Daily) - At least 40 people were killed and 31 wounded in a deadly suicide attack in the Pule Sokhtia area of Kabul on Thursday morning, the Afghan Ministry of Interior confirmed.

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Security personnel arrive outside the site of a suicide attack in kabul, Afghanistan (Photo: AP/Rahmat Gul)

Women, children and journalists were among those killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives, the ministry said. The center houses a news agency and social activists were meeting at a cultural activity center. 

 Suicide bombers triggered two of three blasts in an attack that likely left more than 40 dead and about 100 wounded, a security official told the Khaama Pres. 

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An Afghan man runs away as dust blows in the aftermath of the third blast at a Shia cultural centre in Kabul on December 28 (Photo: AFP/ Shah Marai)

The Taliban immediately rejected any involvement in the attack. No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.

The attack took place about 10.30am local time, TOLO News reported.

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