Suicide blast near Afghan foreign ministry, more than 20 casualties

A suicide bomber detonates a device near Afghanistan’s foreign ministry in the capital, causing more than 20 casualties, an AFP staff member says.

Images from the scene show people lying in the snow in the street outside the central Kabul building.

“I don’t know how many of them were dead or injured,” AFP driver Jamshed Karimi says, adding: “I saw the man blow himself up.”

Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran confirms the explosion “which unfortunately resulted in casualties.”

“Security teams have reached the area,” he tweets.

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