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Suicide Bomber Attacks Police Checkpoint Near Kabul Airport

Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack at police checkpoint near Kabul International Airport on January 4

Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber has carried out an attack on a police checkpoint near Kabul airport, killing himself but causing no other fatalities.

City police in Kabul said the suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a vehicle on January 4 in an area close to where a suicide bomber last week had killed one other person and wounded 33.

But an Interior Ministry official said the suicide bomber approached the police checkpoint on foot.

There also was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The attack came as Afghan special forces early on January 4 were battling militants who barricaded themselves in a house in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif after a failed attempt to storm into the nearby Indian consulate.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP