Suicide Bomber kills 4 near Afghanistan Defense Ministry


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 vehicle, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.

Some civilians were among the casualties, he added.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.Latest in spate of attacks

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.

Additionally a week ago, a suicide auto bomb focused on the German office in Afghanistan's northern Balkh region on Thursday, neighborhood police and authorities said.

Four individuals were murdered and more 100 were harmed when the assault happened in Mazar-e-Sharif, the common capital, Balkh region representative Monir Ahmad Farhad said. No German ambassadors were harmed.