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Death toll from Taliban attack in Kabul hits 22: ministry

The Taliban had earlier claimed responsibility for the blast.

Smoke rises from the site of an attack after a massive explosion the night before near the Green Village in Kabul on 3 September 2019. Picture: AFP

KABUL - A Taliban suicide blast in central Kabul earlier Tuesday killed at least 22 people and wounded 38, the interior ministry said, hours after the lunchtime explosion rocked the Afghan capital.

"The toll includes women and children," a statement from the ministry said, adding that among the dead were six security forces.

The Taliban had earlier claimed responsibility for the blast.