Kabul blast: Death toll rises to 9

ANI | Updated: Mar 09, 2018 23:15 IST

Kabul">Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 9 (ANI): The death toll in a suicide bombing in Mosalla-e-Mazar area of Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul">Kabul has increased to nine.

According to Tolo News, the Ministry of Interior's deputy spokesman Nusrat Rahimi confirmed the death toll and said the explosion occurred in Kabul">Kabul's PD6 in the west of the city close to a ceremony on the death anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari, the slain leader of the Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan.

At least seven others were wounded in the blast, he added.

Last week, one person was killed and 14 others, including two Australian nationals, were injured when a car bomb was detonated near a convoy of Australian Embassy vehicles in Kabul">Kabul.

Afghanistan has been hit by a series of deadly suicide attacks in the last few months, killing over 150 people, particularly in Kabul">Kabul. (ANI)