Explosion rocks front of passport office in Afghan capital Kabul

Taliban's interim Interior Ministry says attacker who tried to enter Passport Directorate building was shot dead.

Explosion rocks front of passport office in Afghan capital Kabul

An explosion shook the front of the Passport Directorate General in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, security officials said on Thursday.

In a statement, the Kabul Police Department said that a vehicle in front of the building exploded.

The statement said that there were no casualties.

The Taliban’s interim Interior Ministry also said that an attacker who tried to enter the directorate building had been shot dead.

As the directorate provides services to Taliban members on Thursdays, a large number of Taliban members would likely have been at the scene of any attack, which may have motivated Thursday’s incident.

Hüseyin Demir

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