Taliban suicide bomber kills 20 outside Kabul police base

Scores of people were also wounde­d in the bombin­g at the entran­ce of the base

Scores of people were also wounde­d in the bombin­g at the entran­ce of the base

A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself after joining a queue to enter a police office in Kabul on Monday, killing 20 people and wounding at least 29 in the worst such attack this year, which left several bodies and charred debris strewn around the area.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement that said 40 police officers had been killed or wounded. The group often makes exaggerated casualty claims for its attacks.

Ambulances and police vehicles rushed to the explosion site in the crowded Dehmazang district west of the city, near the Kabul traffic directorate, which is visited by those seeking driving licences and other documents.

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