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Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills Police Official in Kabul

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Afghan Police inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2014.

Afghan Police inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2014.

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed a senior aide to the police chief of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Authorities say the bomber skillfully evaded security and walked into police headquarters Sunday where he detonated his explosives, killing the aide and wounding at least six others. The police chief, Mohammad Zahir, was not harmed in the attack, which took place just outside his 3rd-floor office.

There are conflicting reports whether he was wearing a police uniform or civilian clothes.

"At around 9:00 o'clock local time unfortunately an explosion took place inside at one of Kabul police headquarters' office that martyred a senior police officer and wounded six other personnel. A serious investigation is ongoing regarding the incident," explained Kabul Police Chief, General Mohammad Zahir.

The compound where the attack took place is one of the most heavily fortified areas of Kabul.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadly incident.

Material for this report came from AFP, and Reuters.

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