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Suicide Bomber Targets Government Vehicle in Kabul

Security forces stand by after a suicide bomber detonated his payload near government offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 12, 2017.

A suicide bomber on foot detonated his jacket in front of a police station in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least five people and wounding up to 10 others, according to Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior.

The Ministry of Public Health confirmed that the wounded were shifted to Kabul hospitals.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said the target was a government vehicle.

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