The city of Kabul witnessed another terror attack on Wednesday involving civilian casualties in a suicide bombing near the US embassy in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan media said the attack which occurred early in the morning took place near the US embassy killed at least 9 civilians and injured about 25 others.

At least 25 of the people injured in the attack at the Abdul Haq square in Macroyan were rushed to Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, Tolo News quoted the ministry as saying.

Reports also suggest that a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) convoy was targeted by the suicide bomber.

The explosion was reported in PD9 Massoud Square in the city of Kabul. The Kabul police have launched a probe into the suicide bombing incident. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier, 5 people were killed and three others wounded in a suicide bombing near the government office buildings in Kabul.

The attack had taken place in front of the presidential palace’s administrative affairs office.

“One suicide bomber detonated his explosive-jacket in a roadside in Pul-e-Yakpaysagi locality in police District Two of Kabul city. As a result five civilians were martyred and three others wounded,” Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish had said in a statement.

First Published | 3 May 2017 10:15 AM
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