Afghanistan: Suicide attack in Kabul: 10 dead, including children

Afghanistan: Suicide attack in Kabul: 10 dead, including children
The suicide attack on Saturday in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, killed 10 people and injured 20 others, including schoolchildren. The Ministry of Home Affairs said the explosion occurred outside a study center in a Shi'ite-dominated region of western Kabul.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arrian said the attacker was trying to enter the security center when he was stopped by security guards. No organization has claimed responsibility for this attack immediately. At the same time, the Taliban has denied involvement in the blast.

It is noteworthy that an organization linked to the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on a learning center in August 2018, in which 34 people died. At the same time, the US entered into a peace deal with the Taliban in February, opening the way for the withdrawal of US forces from the country.

US officials said the deal would focus on strengthening security in the fight against the Islamic State. The Islamic State is a rival to the Taliban. The country has seen an increase in violence between the Taliban and the Afghan army. At the same time, representatives of the Taliban and the government are holding peace talks in Qatar's capital Doha to end decades of war in Afghanistan.

Earlier on Saturday, nine people were killed in a roadside blast in eastern Afghanistan. The blast blew away the mini-van in which the common people were sitting. Ghazni province police spokesman Ahmed Khan Sirat said two policemen were killed in another roadside explosion. A policeman's car hit the blast, which was earlier going to the blast site to help the victims.

Seirat said several other people were also injured in the blasts and the attacks were being investigated. No organization has claimed responsibility for the attacks immediately. A spokesman for the provincial police claimed that the bombs were planted by the Taliban.

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