December 25, 2017 / 5:52 AM / a year ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for blast in Afghan capital Kabul

Afghan security forces keep watch at a check point close to the compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul, Afghanistan. December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosion on Monday carried by a suicide bomber near a compound of Afghanistan’s national intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul, the group said on its Amaq news agency.

The blast, close to the entrance of the security agency compound, killed at least three people and wounded one, Afghan government officials said.

Reporting and writing by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Robert Birsel

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