At least six people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development’s office in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan on Sunday, ToloNews reported.
The attack took place around 4.30 pm local time (5.30 pm Indian Standard Time), when ministry officials were leaving the building after work, ministry spokesperson Faridoon Azhand said. At least six people were injured in the explosion. It is not yet known how many of the deceased and wounded were ministry officials.
However, unidentified eyewitnesses told ToloNews that the suicide bomber might have targeted a vehicle carrying foreigners leaving the ministry.
This is not the first time an explosion has taken place near the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. On June 11, 12 people were killed and 31 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the ministry’s gate. The attack came just hours after at least four gunmen were killed when they attacked the education department in the city of Jalalabad in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.