Suicide bomber kills 3, wounds 15 near Afghan capital

The blast is the second one in days in Kabul following an explosion on Monday. (AP pic)

KABUL: A suicide bombing in Kabul province not far from Afghanistan’s capital killed three people and wounded 15 on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.

“A suicide bomber detonated his explosives among civilians in Reshkhor area of Char Asiab district of Kabul on Wednesday morning,” ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said in a statement, referring to the district which is about 11km from Kabul city.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast, which came during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and as the coronavirus pandemic and US led efforts to broker peace talks between the insurgent Taliban and the Afghan government have left many calling for a ceasefire and reduction in violence.