25 killed in suicide blast in Kabul

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Kabul: At least 25 people were killed and over 35 others were injured after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up in front of an educational centre in a mainly Shi’ite area in the west of the Afghan capital Kabul today.

No one has claimed of responsibility for the blast. The Taliban has been intensifying their attacks against military and government centres in recent weeks, however, the Taliban issued a statement denying its involvement in the suicide blast.

The attack occurred as the government was facing heavy pressure over a Taliban attack on the central city of Ghazni recently. The attacked had led to five days of intense fighting during which hundreds of civilians and members of the security forces were killed.

The attack on Ghazni which is considered to be one of the biggest seen for years in Afghanistan had fuelled criticism that President Ashraf Ghani’s Western-backed government was incapable of protecting the country.

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