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Suicide blast kills 4 security personnel in Kabul

ISLAMABAD, Four security personnel lost their lives in a suicide bomb attack that targeted a Special Forces’ base in Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, said Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD).

Deputy spokesman for the Afghan MoD, Fawad Aman, said an explosives-laden vehicle came close to Special Forces base in the Chahar Asyab district in south of Kabul. “Four security forces were killed and three others were wounded in the attack,” it added.

According to local media, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack came at a time when US President Donald Trump called off peace talks with the Taliban movement, aimed at ending 18-year war in Afghanistan. The talks were called off after the Taliban and U.S “agreed in principle” on an agreement which could lead to a way for American forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The peace deal agreement was the result of nine rounds of talks between the US and Taliban representatives, held in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Source: Kuwait News Agency