Kabul Bombing Kills At Least 6; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Marsha Scott
December 27, 2017

Security measures were boosted after a May 31 truck bomb attack near the German embassy in the diplomatic quarter that killed at least 150 people and wounded about 400 others. Security forces were present in big number in the area and they had closed off the main road.

The suicide bomber walked up to the entrance of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency and blew himself up as employees were heading to work Monday.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack through its news agency Amaq.

Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack in Helmand.

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Security in the capital has been ramped up since May 31, when a truck bomb ripped through the city's diplomatic quarter, killing about 150 people and wounding hundreds, mostly civilians.

And The Washington Post reported the bombing comes just a week after militants stormed an intelligence agency training center in Kabul.

During 2017, Kabul endured more than 20 large attacks with heavy losses of life.

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