Suicide bomber blows himself up near police checkpoint after demonstrators protest in Kabul

Suicide bomber blows himself up near police checkpoint after demonstrators protest in Kabul

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, security officials said, but there was no immediate word on casualties. The attacker, who was on foot, detonated his bomb close to a police checkpoint near a school in central Kabul, Reuters reported. An Interior Ministry official said many police officials could have been injured. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said he was about 20 meters away from the blast, near where a demonstration had dispersed some 30 minutes earlier. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which came as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Kabul to protest against the government’s failure to prevent attacks by Taliban militants in two provinces.