Kabul: Five killed as ISIL bomber targets spy agency

Both the Taliban and the local Islamic State affiliate have carried out several past attacks in the capital, mainly targeting security forces.

This incident comes a week after an attack on NDS' training facility, the same spy agency which was targeted today.

Ismail Kawasi, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, confirmed the death toll.

Separately in southern Helmand province, six Afghan border police officers were killed when their military vehicle hit a roadside bomb, said Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor.

During 2017, Kabul endured more than 20 large attacks with heavy losses of life.

The blast, close to the entrance of the security agency compound, killed at least three people and wounded one, Afghan government officials said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as of now.

On October 20, suicide bombers attacked two Shi'ite mosque in the city, killing more than 72 people.

The suicide bomb attack took place around 8 in the morning, at the time office-goers were arriving.