Explosion reported in Kabul city targeting police

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Explosion reported in Kabul city targeting police

KABUL - An explosion has been reported in Kabul city earlier today, the security officials said, Khaama Press has reported.

The incident took place in Bagh-e-Daud area located in the vicinity of the 5th police district of the city after explosives planted in a police vehicle went off.

An official in the ministry of interior confirmed that the blast was triggered by a magnetic mine and as a result three policemen have been wounded.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

This comes as dozens of people were killed or wounded in a coordianted suicide attack in Kabul city last week.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group loyalists in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack on a cultural center and news agency in Kabul.

The Ministry of Interior says a group of insurgents launched the attack on Thursday mornign leaving at least 41 dead and nearly 90 others wounded.

Thursday’s attack was one of the deadliest attacks carried out in Kabul city since the group has unleashed a series of deadly raids mainly on civilian targets in the country.