10 killed in suicide blast in Afghan capital

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday, killing 10 people and wounding 20 after joining a queue to enter an office of the civil order police. Deputy Interior Minister Ayub Salangi announced Monday’s casualty figures in a post on Twitter, and said most were civilians. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement that said 40 police officers had been killed or wounded. The group often makes exaggerated casualty claims for its attacks. Ambulances and police vehicles rushed to the explosion site in the crowded Dehmazang district west of the city, near the Kabul traffic directorate, which is visited by those seeking driving licences and other documents.