Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Mujro said another 20 people were wounded in the blast, which took place in a heavily-guarded area housing several diplomatic missions and the offices of global organizations.
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Defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said the attacker "made it through the first checkpoint but was stopped at the second checkpoint and detonated".
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A suicide bomber struck the diplomatic enclave in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least 8 people and wounding many more, health ministry officials reported.
The attack struck the heart of the city's diplomatic area, where many embassies and the head offices of major global organizations including NATO's Resolute Support mission are located. No group has taken the responsibility for the attack.
"There were a number of dead bodies and wounded victims lying around", said Ghulam Hazrat, who witnessed the attack.
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"We don't know the target but it happened a few metres from the defence ministry's foreign relations office".
The blast area was also meters away from the site of another deadly truck bombing in May that killed up to 150 people. The suicide attack took place near a gate of the academy, near Qambar square.
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It went on to hold Hamas - which has governed the strip since 2007 - responsible for what it described as "hostile activity". The United States also chimed in earlier this month, demanding that Hamas disarm if it wants any role in a unity government.