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The Taliban says the defence ministry compound in Kabul was their target.
The blast appears to have occurred near Gulbahar Tower, which contains a shopping mall and residential units and is next to a government building.
The blast comes at a time when police say a return to a hard border after Brexit, complete with customs and other checks, can be a target for militants.
The men in their twenties have been detained hours after the explosion.
The bomber struck at a police academy in Bogota during a promotion ceremony for cadets.
The explosion comes as diplomats ramp up efforts to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan, which by some estimates was the world's deadliest conflict in 2018.
At least three stores have been damaged by the bomb's impact.
Plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the compound, with at least two military helicopters circling above.
Medical sources said women and children were among the wounded while confirming five people were killed.
Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December, dislodging the group from all the territory it held after its self-proclaimed caliphate, which also encompassed part of Syria, collapsed in 2017.
A civilian in the convoy of Ammar Hadaya Kahya, a candidate for the Turkmen Front in Kirkuk, was killed in the attack.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the latest bombing in terrorism-ravaged Somalia.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.
Preliminary investigation shows that the intention of the man was to threaten his ex-lover for not servicing the monthly instalments on the car for which he was a guarantor.