At least 13 people have died and 31 others injured including women and children in a suicide bombing at a government ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan.
At the time of the blast, workers at the Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Kabul were waiting for a bus.
Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry told, “Woman, children and employees of the (rehabilitation) ministry are among the victims”.
The Islamic State group (IS) accepted the responsibility for the attack. The attack came just days after the Taliban agreed to the first-ever ceasefire with the government. The ceasefire is for three days during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr this week.
But, the government will continue its operations against other groups during the ceasefire, such as IS. In another incident on Monday, at least 10 people sustained injuries on a provincial education department building in the eastern city of Jalalabad. However, the incident has not so far claimed by any group.
In recent months, both IS and the Taliban have held deadly attacks in Kabul. More than 30 people killed in a blast at a Shia shrine in the capital in March. Almost 70 also died in a bombing at a voter registration center in the following month. The IS took the responsibility for the attacks.
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