A suicide attack near the Defense Ministry in Kabul has killed at least four people and wounded 11, according to an Afghan official.
The attack Wednesday in the Pule Mahmoud Khan area of Kabul targeted an Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) vehicle, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.
Some civilians were among the casualties, he added.
The ISIS Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorist group also claims that the bombing targeted Afghan intelligence officials.
On November 12, an explosion at the largest US airbase in Afghanistan’s Bagram killed at least four American troops and injured nearly 20 others. The blast was claimed by the Taliban.
The attack comes days after an apparent suicide bombing at the largest US base in the country, which just observed the 15th anniversary of operations against the war on terror.
Four Americans were killed in the attack early Saturday at Bagram Airfield, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
Two of those killed were service members, and two were contractors, Carter said, adding he was “deeply saddened” by the news.
Also last week, a suicide car bomb targeted the German consulate in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province on Thursday, local police and officials said.
Four people were killed and more 100 were injured when the attack happened in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital, Balkh province spokesman Monir Ahmad Farhad said. No German diplomats were hurt.