Kabul Bombing Kills At Least 6; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Afghan security personnel arrive near the site of a blast in Kabul on Monday

ISIS claimed responsibility for an explosion on Monday carried by a suicide bomber near a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, the group said on its Amaq news agency.

A spokesman for the interior ministry says that the bomber blew himself up Monday near an office of the country's intelligence service.

Reuters, which confirmed five deaths with the Afghan interior ministry, reports that all of the known victims were civilians.

Security forces closed off the main road leading to the NDS building after the attack.

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Helmand, one of Afghanistan's most violent provinces, lost six policemen on Sunday night when an armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb in its district of Marjah. Local media said at least two people were also wounded. The Islamic State had claimed responsibility for the attack.

During 2017, Kabul endured more than 20 large attacks with heavy losses of life.

The suicide bomb attack took place around 8 in the morning, at the time office-goers were arriving.