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    Kabul blast kills six police ahead of presidential election

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    In Afghanistan, at least six police officers have been killed in Kabul after a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up.

    The attack happened outside the country’s interior ministry.

    “A suicide bomber wearing a military uniform … detonated his explosives at the main gate of the interior ministry,” the ministry said in a statement.

    “As soon as the bomber saw some policemen he detonated his explosives. It was impossible for him to enter the facility with the suicide vest,” a ministry spokesman added.

    The bombing is the latest in a string of strikes ahead of this weekend’s presidential elections.

    The Taliban, which reportedly claimed responsibility by email, has vowed to do everything in its power to disrupt the April 5 vote, aimed at finding a successor to President Hamid Karzai.

    It would be the first democratic transfer of power in Afghanistan’s history.