Explosion in Kabul leaves at least 26 dead, wounded

At least twenty six people were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by a suicide attack in Kabul city earlier this afternoon.

Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nusrat Rahimi said the blast left six dead and at least twenty others wounded.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish had earlier confirmed a suicide attack has taken place close to Estiqlal High School and preliminary reports indicate at least ten people were killed or wounded in the attack.

The Ministry of Public Health had also said earlier at least three people have been killed and at least eight others have sustained injuries in the attack.

This comes as protests are underway not far from the area where the explosion took place this afternoon.

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Source: Khaama Press