KABUL: A suicide attacker killed at least seven people after detonating a car bomb near a district police headquarters in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, officials said.
The powerful blast came in Muradkhani district, close to the presidential palace, the defence ministry and the ministry of finance.
The attack breaks the recent lull in the Afghan capital.
The last suicide attack in Kabul came on February 26, when a Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a Turkish diplomatic vehicle belonging to NATO, killing two people.
“The initial reports from Kabul hospitals show seven killed and 22 wounded including women and children,” Sayed Kabir Amiri, the head of hospitals in the capital, told AFP.