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06 January 2018, 02:34 | Damon Campbell
Afghanistan: Suicide bomber in Kabul kills several police officers
A police official told Efe news that the suicide attacker was on foot and wore a vest loaded with explosives that he detonated near the policemen watching the demonstration.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
All of the dead were police.
The blast stripped bark from trees and shattered windows of nearby apartments, underscoring the devastating force of a single suicide bomber.
The security situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate.
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Kabul has suffered repeated suicide attacks in recent weeks.
IS claimed responsibility for the December 28 attack, which Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a "crime against humanity" committed by terrorists.
Earlier this week, the Afghan intelligence operatives managed to foil a series of deadly attacks plotted by the IS in Kabul city and at least 13 insurgents were arrested in connection with the same.
Security in Kabul has been ramped up since May 31 when a massive truck bomb ripped through the diplomatic quarter, killing some 150 people and wounding around 400 others - mostly civilians.
Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said police were conducting operations against illegal drug and alcohol sales in the area and that security personnel were attempting to maintain safety among crowds that had gathered.
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