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Suicide bomber shot dead in Kabul

IANS  |  Kabul 

A suicide bomber was shot dead here on Monday while preparing to attack a blood donation camp, police said.

Police told news the incident took place in the Shahr-e Naw Park at around 11.30 a.m. when the attacker was heading towards a tent with medical personnel inside.

"The suicide bomber who arrived near the tent was identified by police and officers opened fire on him," Stanekzai said.

The camp was organised by the to urge people to donate blood for victims of recent terrorist attacks in

No group has claimed responsibility yet.

In recent months, insurgents and armed groups have carried out a number of attacks against medical personnel in

has witnessed multiple suicide attacks this year. On April 30, 25 people including nine journalists were killed in a double

Also in April, a on a voter registration centre, claimed by the Islamic State, killed at least 57 people and injured around 120.

The biggest attack of the year took place in January when the used an ambulance as a car bomb, detonating it in a central district of Kabul, killing more than 100 people.



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First Published: Mon, May 07 2018. 16:04 IST