Kabul: At least 4 civilian and 2 NDS members were killed in a suicide blast attack near to a National Directorate of Security (NDS) office in Kabul City on Monday morning.

The security sources confirmed the news. It further added that at least 3 others including 2 civilians were wounded in the incident. It was took place at about 8am local time after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the Abdulhaq Square.

However, the Interior officials said that 5 people were killed in the attack and several others were injured. The officials did not provide any further detail about the incident.

The dreaded terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has confirmed that it had carried out the suicide attack that struck the Afghan capital. Meanwhile, in recent times, the insurgent group has claimed responsibility for carious attacks in Afghanistan, since their establishment in the country earlier in 2015.

Additionally, the group has scaled up its attack in Kabul, including those on the country’s Shiite minority. Earlier on Friday, a suicide bomber drove an explosives-packed Humvee into a police compound in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 6 officers and destroying a building. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn ambush.

Afghan forces, already beset by desertions and corruption, have seen casualties soar to what a US watchdog has described as “shockingly high” levels since NATO forces officially ended their combat mission in 2014 and began a training and support role.

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