KABUL: A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up close to a compound of Afghanistan’s national intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, on Monday, killing at least three people and wounding one, government officials said.
The blast comes a week after Islamic State claimed an attack on a training facility of the same agency, the National Directorate for Security, in Kabul that ended when the attackers were killed before causing significant casualties.
An official said the explosion occurred close to the agency’s entrance.
Ismail Kawsi, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said at least three dead and one wounded had been taken to city hospitals.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. Islamic State had also 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.
The blast, close to the entrance of the security agency compound, killed at least three people and wounded one, Afghan government officials said.